This column has many times delved into the involvement of organised crime in the refugee and migration movements. As was the case during the latest migrant waves that swept Greece and Italy, criminal organisations and groups play a key role in trafficking of persons from areas devastated by the war, famine, diseases and poverty.
As in many cases, NGOs revealed how refugees and migrants are part of the lucrative operations run by various ‘mafias’ that exploit human beings as commodities.
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