Turkish authorities have captured a vessel carrying more than 13 tons of marijuana that was reportedly meant to be distributed to European countries, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) news portal.
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.
Europol, the European Union's Netherlands-based police agency, launched a new initiative to tackle human trafficking gangs operating across the Mediterranean on Tuesday.
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