PEOPLE TRAFFICKING: ‘Smuggling ring’ brought down in Spain

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SMUGGLING RING: The group would house people in properties near the Moroccan border. Photo: Shutterstock


SPANISH police are said to have brought down a people smuggling ring operating from this country.

Officers claim the ring charged those living in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India up to €20,000 to secure them visas to Algeria before bringing them by boat to Spain.

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According to the National Police, the group would house people in properties near the Moroccan border before a boast took them to the southern coast of Spain.  Following an investigation, police believe they have identified those responsible and arrested 11 people in Spain.






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