Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Smuggling of migrants : up to three years in prison for smugglers – Europe1

Three smugglers kurds were sentenced on Wednesday by the Court of appeal of Reims, one and three years in prison for having transported during five months of the migrant between Calais and Britain, through areas of motorway near Reims. The smuggler the most involved has been sentenced to three years in prison and a permanent prohibition from national territory. The other two were sentenced to a year in prison and a prohibition from national territory for ten years.

A network managed of Great Britain. Aged 22 to 24 years of age, the smugglers, the Kurds of Iraq were part of a network controlled from Great Britain and who had worked in the “Jungle” of Calais, the largest slum in France, the dismantlement of which started on the 24th of October is almost finished.

1,500 to 2,000 people. migrants were driven in vans up areas of highway A26 near Reims, and were then transferred to other trucks that would take off in the direction of Britain, revealed the survey, conducted between January and September. The traffic has affected between 1,500 and 2,000 people for five months, at the rate of $ 1,000 (916 euros) per person, according to the first statements of the smugglers. But at the hearing, all three are returned to their initial versions, explaining that they were in fact “used” by other high-ranking members of the network and that they had “no choice.”

Hauts-de-France. The dismantling networks of smugglers most often takes place in the Hauts-de-France. Since the beginning of the year, more than 500 traffickers have been arrested, and 29 channels dismantled, according to the prefecture of the North. But the traffic is developed upstream, on the resting places of the A26.


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