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Aer Lingus workers among three arrested over suspected illegal immigration ring

 Aer Lingus confirmed two of the arrested men worked for the airline
Ed Carty, Press Association

THREE men, including two airline workers, have been arrested over a suspected illegal immigration ring.

The men, aged 61, 56 and 28, were detained on Sunday night at Dublin Airport, gardai said.

The operation was carried out by officers from the Garda National Immigration Bureau and the Special Detective Unit.

Gardai said the three men were being detained under section four of the Criminal Justice Act at at Ballymun and Coolock stations and the investigation is ongoing.

It is understood two of the men work for Aer Lingus while the third man has no connection to the airline.

A spokesman for the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said: "Dublin Airport Authority has been in touch with the Garda National Immigration Bureau in relation to this matter and is assisting them with their inquiries."

Aer Lingus confirmed two of the arrested men worked for the airline.

A spokesman said: "Aer Lingus is co-operating fully with An Garda Siochana in their investigation.

"As this is an ongoing criminal investigation we have no further comment to make."

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