A new project that will be led byEuropol and financed by the European Commission will help the EU’s eastern neighbours -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine -- fight organized crime.
Every year, Latin American smuggling networks exploit thousands of people from Africa and Asia as they try to make their way to the United States and Canada.
Polish police have dismantled an organized crime group that helped smuggle more than 13,000 migrants into Poland en route to Western Europe over the past seven years, earning millions in the process.
Croatian police rescued nine illegal migrants from a screwed-down wooden crate Tuesday after stopping a van with Polish license plates near the country’s eastern borders with Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, police said in astatement.
After finding 39 frozen bodies in a tractor-trailer last week, UK authorities arrested the driver and three other suspects of manslaughter, Essex police announced Monday.
An Albanian man who ran an organized people smuggling network from the United Kingdom was extradited to Belgium on Friday to serve a 10-year prison sentence, authorities said.
Migrants are paying organized crime groups 200 Moroccan dirhams (US$ 21.15) to help them jump over the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla, according to a confidential report by the Spanish Civil Guard and obtained by El Pais on Thursday.
President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration is likely to bolster organized crime, research says.
One of the masterminds behind the 2015 migrant smuggling network along the Western Balkan route and his accomplice were arrested in Athens, the Hellenic Police said on Monday.
A few days after CNN released a video footage showing migrants being auctioned off, the Libyan government launched on Friday a formal investigation into alleged immigrant slave markets, the US television network reported.
In an international effort, authorities in three European countries arrested on Thursday 26 people suspected of facilitating illegal immigration.
Italian authorities said Monday they arrested 68 suspected members of a ‘Ndrangheta mafia group that stole food from migrants at Italy’s largest reception center, siphoning off over 30 million euros in state funds.
Albanian authorities arrested six people suspected of being part of a larger smuggling network that brought migrants from the Middle East and Africa to Western Europe.
Turkish police busted a human trafficking ring Friday, detaining 23 alleged traffickers suspected of smuggling migrants from Turkey to Europe, local media reported.
The chief of Bulgaria’s border police and his deputy have resigned after reports that the police had granted a contract for transporting migrants to a company linked to a suspected people smuggler.
A Bulgarian court ordered five members of a group prosecutors suspect of loansharking, blackmailing, racketeering, property fraud, trafficking and harboring illegal immigrants, into pretrial detention Sunday. Their leader is allegedly a prominent member of the Bulgarian Euroroma party.
An Afghan man was shot and killed late Thursday evening on the Bulgarian-Turkish border in the first such deadly incident on a European Union (EU) border since the beginning of the refugee crisis.
Spanish authorities have arrested 89 people in a crackdown on a large human trafficking network allegedly run by Chinese and Pakistani nationals.
Macedonia could build a fence on its Greek border to block an influx of refugees transitioning through the country, according to Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki.
Turkish authorities have arrested four people they suspect of being human traffickers responsible for the deaths of at least 12 Syrian refugees who drowned as their two boats sank on Wednesday.
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