The Irish Echo has reported breaking news of police making 10 arrests in New South Wales. All 10 arrests were Irish nationals alleged to be in breach of the conditions of their visas.
NSW Police received information from their Victorian counterparts that a number of Irish nationals may be staying in Sydney unlawfully and committing offences.
A police source said the Irish nationals came from two or three of the same families.
About 2.30pm yesterday, police in Cabramatta detained three people suspected to be unlawful non-citizens.
It is alleged that upon being searched by police, cash was found on a 38-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, believed to have been earned unlawfully whilst on tourist visas.
They have been charged with goods in custody suspected of being unlawfully obtained and were granted bail.
The 38-year-old man will appear in Liverpool Local Court on November 2.
The 16-year-old boy is due to appear in Parramatta Children’s Court on November 3.
They were issued with bridging visas and the third man was detained in immigration detention.
About 4pm yesterday, police went to the Hume Highway, in Bass Hill, and detained a 27-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman, and five children aged between 18 months and five years old.
The 27-year-old woman was charged with one count of dealing with property suspected to be proceeds of crime and six counts of providing false information to a pawn shop.
She was granted conditional bail and will appear in Liverpool Local Court on 2 November.
The two women and children were issued with bridging visas.
The children have not been detained and are currently in the care of their family.
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