Serbian authorities have arrested three people suspected of involvement in large-scale migrant smuggling after they found 90 people in a house in Belgrade on Tuesday.
Police in the town of Subotica, in northern Serbia, have detained one person and charged eight on suspicion of illegal border crossing and human trafficking as they tried to smuggle Syrians through Serbia into the European Union (EU).
A court in Italy has sentenced the human trafficker who helped cause the catastrophic 2013 shipwreck near Lampedusa in which 366 migrants lost their lives.
The number of people who have been displaced worldwide reached an all-time high in 2014, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a statistic that also reflects a worrying number of recent high-profile human-trafficking cases.
The Macedonian government has adopted a bill that would allow migrants coming illegally into the country three days to pass through.
Serbian authorities have arrested 29 police officers, nine customs officials and one other person whom they accuse of letting people illegally cross the border into neighboring Hungary, a member of the European Union (EU), in exchange for bribes.
Macedonian authorities are investigating media claims that a gang is kidnapping hundreds of Middle Eastern migrants and keeping them for ransom in secluded houses, after the release of a report by Britain's Channel 4 News on Friday.
The European Commission’s attempt to launch a comprehensive strategy to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean has apparently failed, as major member states such as France and Spain withdrew their support for the controversial quota system at its heart.
As many as 8,000 people from Bangladesh and Myanmar are stranded in the Malacca Strait, the BBC and other news agencies report.
Two incidents involving migrant boats near the Turkish coast have followed UN warnings last week that Syrian refugees are being driven into the arms of human traffickers in a growing humanitarian crisis.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)is calling on the EU to step up its search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean after a drastic increase in deaths aboard smugglers’ boats. The agency describes the current EU operation, Triton, as a “woefully inadequate” replacement for Italy’s Mare Nostrum, which ended in October 2014.
Bosnia's special organized crime prosecutor has charged six peoplewith smuggling Turkish migrants into Germany through Bosnia.
Nearly 400 law enforcement officials have collaborated to make 78 arrests in a cross-border effort to bust a huge human trafficking ring.
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