July 7, 2020

Migrant smuggling ring dismantled in France and Italy

A criminal organisation  smuggling  approximately  1 000 migrants from Pakistan and India into various EU-countries  was dismantled by the French and Italian  authorities in good cooperation, with the support of Eurojust and Europol. One arrest was carried out in France and ten arrests in Italy, with two persons arrested on the basis of European Arrest Warrants.  Eight premises were searched and ten phones and various documents were seized in Italy. Eurojust held three coordination meetings to support the investigations in France and  Italy  and to arrange for the arrests. Eurojust financed and facilitated the setting up of a joint investigation team  between the French Investigative Judge…