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Sep 24, 2019

Six people smugglers charged in Budapest

The Budapest Public Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against six people accused of smuggling over 100 migrants across Hungary to Austria.

The Budapest Public Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against six people accused of smuggling over 100 migrants across Hungary to Austria.

Public Prosecutor Tibor Ibolya told MTI that of the six accused, one was a Pakistani national who had been granted asylum in Hungary.

According to the charges, the five men and one woman operated as a criminal organization to smuggle Afghan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants to western Europe, mostly to the Austrian border.

The group operated in 2016 and 2017 until four of them were taken into custody. The prosecutor’s office is asking for prison sentences for all the accused.