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Police in Europe Arrest 130 on Charges of Human Smuggling

HeadlineJul 06, 2022

In Europe, police in at least five countries have arrested about 130 suspects accused of being involved in smuggling people across the English Channel to the United Kingdom. Raids were conducted on Tuesday in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the U.K. This is Marco Ellermann, a police spokesperson in the German city of Osnabrück.

Marco Ellermann: “Hundreds of police and special forces have been in action this morning in many countries, not just in Germany, but also in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Great Britain. The aim of these raids was to counteract an international human trafficking ring and to disrupt it.”

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