Organised crime muscling in on migrant trafficking
The profits are huge, the risks limited and the demand virtually inexhaustible: trafficking illegal migrants to Europe is increasingly becoming the domain of organised crime groups attracted by the multi-billion-dollar pay-off, experts say. "Cross-border trafficking flows … are more often connected to organised crime. Complex trafficking flows can be more easily sustained by large and well-organised criminal groups," said the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in a recent report.
28 August, 2017 Canada bike cops nab one of America's most wanted Canadian police on bicycles have nabbed one of America's most wanted criminals in a chance encounter during a routine patrol of Montreal streets. Katay-Khaophone Sychantha, 35, a Laos national living in Canada, was wanted both in the United States and...
30 July, 2014 U.N. battles for more people-trafficking convictions Global efforts to stop the multi-billion-dollar business of trafficking in people are being hampered by perceptions that it is a soft crime unlikely to be punished, the head of the U.N. drugs and crime office told Reuters. Of the 159 countries who have ratified a 2000 U.N. protocol to […]
10 September, 2016 Controversial wall aims to secure Calais port With the fences not enough to stop them, a wall is going up in northern France blocking access to the port of Calais for migrants trying to clandestinely cross the Channel to Britain. The so-called "anti-intrusion" wall will stretch one kilometre (around 0.6 miles) and will be about four […]
20 August, 2015 UK police head to France to counter migrant traffickers British police officers will be deployed to the French port of Calais to combat gangs smuggling migrants across the Channel, the Home Office said Thursday. The officers will work alongside their French counterparts in a "Command and Control Centre", Britain's interior ministry said ahead […]