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Oct 08, 2020

Head of people smuggling ring arrested in Budapest

Police report that 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.

 

A Syrian national suspected of operating a people smuggling ring has been arrested in Budapest.

Police.hu report that 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 adds that the migrants had been organized in groups of 3-6 people. The police earlier detained one of the drivers and a coordinator of the gang.

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