Organised crime muscling in on migrant trafficking

An illegal migrant tries to board a UK-bound truck in the northeastern French port of CalaisThe 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.


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