Europe cracks down on migrant smuggling network

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An Austrian police officer checks a vehicle in order to detect possible human smugglers near Siegenedorf, Austria, 31 August 2015.

Europe cracks down on migrant smuggling network


Judicial and law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Eurojust and Europol, took action on November 24 against a Europe-wide organised crime group, composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.

As reported on the website of Eurojust, the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, the organised crime group is suspected of arranging for mainly Albanian nationals to be brought into the European Union in breach of immigratio...


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