Dublin man jailed for smuggling migrants at port

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A man who tried to smuggle four Albanian migrants in a car through a ferry port has been jailed for 21 months.

Edward McDonagh said he was bringing the group from his home city of Dublin to Holyhead as a “favour for a friend”, Caernarfon Crown Court heard.

When quizzed by border officials in Wales, he seemed not to know his passengers, the court heard.

He admitted facilitating the attempted breach of immigration law in July.

The judge also ordered the forfeiture of £500 and 255 euros found on 35-year-old McDonagh of Northern Close.