Almeria Arrests for Immigration and Human Trafficking

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Almeria Arrests for Immigration and Human Trafficking
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ALMERIA arrests for Immigration and Human Trafficking during 2020.

The National Police presented the 2020 data showing that during the year 63 arrests had been made in relation to crimes regarding Irregular Immigration Networks and Human Trafficking.

The FRONTEX Agency worked alongside the police and arrests were made for bringing people into Spain, and endangering life in the process, mainly using boats in bad condition.

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There were also 41 arrests for social security fraud, where individuals had obtained benefits whilst working without having waited the correct amount of time to claim.

Additionally, around 30 women were rescued that had been unwillingly forced into prostitution.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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