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People-smuggling trial: jury panel selected

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
A jury panel has been chosen ahead of the trial of two men accused of smuggling 35 immigrants into the UK in a shipping container, one of whom died.
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Terrorists profiting from people smuggling to fund attacks, police fear - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Terrorists are exploiting Europe's £4 billion a year people smuggling underworld to fund atrocities, international police agencies fear.
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People-smuggling 'organiser' held

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The suspected Mr Big of an international people-smuggling ring has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating the illegal migration of thousands of people, the National Crime Agency said yesterday.
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Australia 'talking rubbish' about breaking people smugglers' business model, lawyer says

ABC Online - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Mr Dias told PM that Australian politicians were foolish to say they had broken the people smugglers' business model, saying they misunderstood how people made the journey from Sri Lanka.

Bulgaria authorities bust part of people-smuggling ring in capital city

Focus News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Sofia. Police in the Bulgarian capital Sofia busted a part of a ring involved in the smuggling of illegal migrants. The authorities detained 2 taxi drivers and some 15 foreign citizens who did not have identity papers, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR ...

Boat linked with people smuggling stopped by Salcombe Harbour staff

Kingsbridge Salcombe and South - ‎May 23, 2016‎
SALCOMBE Harbour staff stopped a boat which was being used as part of a people smuggling operation. Suspicions were raised about the boat in early May and the Gazette published an article to say that Home Office officials and Border Force officers were ...

People smuggling worth up to $6 billion last year: Interpol

euronews - ‎May 17, 2016‎
People smugglers made over $5 billion from the wave of migration into southern Europe last year, a report by international crime-fighting agencies Interpol and Europol said on Tuesday.

Police arrest Pole suspected of people smuggling - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Now he will wait for the process of extradition to Austria,” said Agnieszka Hamelusz , the spokeswoman for CBŚP. Investigators have found that the smuggling of migrants from Syria took place through Russia, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, among others.
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Italy breaks up people-smuggling ring that imprisoned migrants

Reuters - ‎May 11, 2016‎
A court in Catania in eastern Sicily ordered that 13 people be detained for running the smuggling operation, but only seven were picked up.
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Tough sentences demanded for suspected people smugglers

euronews - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Prosecutors in Sicily have demanded an 18-year jail sentence for a man accused of captaining an overloaded migrant boat that sank in April.
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Migrants Are Avoiding Greece in Effort to Reach Europe

Voice of America - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The mission, known as Operation Sophia, authorizes EU naval vessels to seize and destroy vessels used in people smuggling. But the House of Lords EU Committee said the effort has simply forced smugglers to switch from wooden boats to "even more ...
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Indian River County deputies apprehend 8 in drug, people smuggling operation | Photos

TCPalm - ‎May 18, 2016‎
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Deputies apprehended two more people, raising to eight the number taken into custody in what is described as a human and drug-smuggling operation that landed just south of the Sebastian Inlet. The search started 5 p.m. ...

Finnair steward convicted of people smuggling

YLE News - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Finnair steward convicted of people smuggling. A Finnair steward has been handed an 18 month conditional prison sentence for arranging illegal entry to the country.

Luton man and woman in court for people smuggling

Luton Today - ‎May 11, 2016‎
A man and woman from Luton are due to appear in court today charged with smuggling illegal immigrants into the UK. Eduart Lleshi, 32, Curzon Road and Katarzyna Kopec, 35, of Tythe Road, are charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal and unlawful ...

Two men from Houghton Regis charged with people smuggling

Dunstable Today - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Two men from Houghton Regis are due to appear in court today charged with smuggling illegal immigrants into the UK. Zbigneiw Czerwiak, 41, and Piotr Baczkowski, 37, both of Balmoral Road are charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal and unlawful ...

Where crossings cost but lives are cheap - ‎May 11, 2016‎
What you don′t see at first glance is that practically the entire village earns its living through people-smuggling. Almost everyone here is involved in the business of taking (mostly Syrian) refugees across the sea to Italy. Reda, in her elegantly ...
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France smashes 'yachts to UK' migrant smuggling ring - ‎May 18, 2016‎
French police have smashed a smuggling network that used pleasure yachts to take illegal migrants to Britain more than 20 times, after finding seven Ukrainians stowed on one vessel in Brittany.
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Bill Shorten at the Gosnells Healthcare centre in Perth during the campaign. Picture: Kym Smith - ‎9 hours ago‎
“He wants people to believe that somehow Labor is not equally committed to stopping the shameful people smuggling and criminal syndicates in southeast Asia, putting vulnerable people on boats and seeing them drown at sea.
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Idomeni migrant camp evacuated in Greek police raid

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
But many are wary of relocating to organised camps away from the border or the city of Athens, because it could be harder to find people-smuggling contacts. More than 54,000 migrants are stranded in Greece, according to government estimates. AFP.