Eight deported after operation targeting illegal immigration
Checkpoint was set up in Dundalk, Co Louth earlier this week
The checkpoint in Dundalk, Co Louth, earlier this week. Photograph: Garda Twitter account
The operation took place on Monday, February 6th, and was carried out by the immigration unit at Dundalk garda station assisted by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
The eight people were detected at a checkpoint and were returned to the North or the UK.
Eleven vehicles were also seized under Section 41 of Road Traffic Act.