Seven smugglers arrested in Spain

  Spanish police arrested seven members of an Iraqi-Albanian gang allegedly having smuggled refugees and migrants from Albania, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria to the United Kingdom. The migrants were hidden in containers in Northern Spain’s ports of Santander and Santurtzi that would then be boarded onto regular ferries going to Europe. The whole criminal Read more about Seven smugglers arrested in Spain[…]

Italy’s orange harvest makes healthy migrants sick

The orange harvest draws migrant workers to southern Italy in the wintertime. Once there, the squalid living and working conditions make most of them sick, reports Sara Manisera from Rosarno. The roads that cross Calabria’s Gioia Tauro Plain are narrow and winding. They are embedded in endless fields of citrus groves. There are few old Read more about Italy’s orange harvest makes healthy migrants sick[…]

Experts meet at Europol tackle migrant smuggling organised crime through financial investigations

On 8 and 9 September 2016, Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre, in co-operation with the Slovakian EU Council Presidency, organised an expert meeting in The Hague on Migrant Smuggling and Financial Investigations. Approximately 80 experts from migrant smuggling investigation authorities, financial intelligence units and asset recovery offices from EU Member States, Third Parties and the Read more about Experts meet at Europol tackle migrant smuggling organised crime through financial investigations[…]