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People Smuggler Ring Head Arrested in Budapest

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.07.

A Syrian national suspected of operating a people smuggling ring was arrested in Budapest on Tuesday, police.hu reported.

The gang is believed to have transported illegal migrants, mostly Syrians and Afghans, from the Hungary-Serbia border to Austria on at least 33 occasions between October last year and January 2020, the website said, adding that the migrants had been organised in groups of 3-6 people.

Hungary Police Tie up Loose Ends in People Smuggling Case
Hungary Police Tie up Loose Ends in People Smuggling Case

Hungarian police have wound up an international people smuggling network that handled illegal migrants from Arab and African countries via Serbia for payments of 500-1,000 euros per person in 2014. The smugglers, Polish, Libyan, Tunisian and Syrian citizens, took migrants from Hungary’s border with Serbia to Western Europe, the national police investigation office said on […]Continue reading

The police earlier detained one of the drivers and a coordinator of the gang.

Featured photo via police.hu