Austrian police dismantle international smuggling networks

Date:

The Austrian authorities have revealed that the country’s police have dismantled an international people smuggling network.

Announcing the success of the Austrian police against the international smuggling network, the Minister of Interior Gerhard Karner revealed that a total of 205 individuals have been arrested in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Romania.

Advertisement

Of the total number, 92 were arrested in Austria, and the rest were arrested in other countries.

Commenting on the matter, Karner said that it is a good day for international cooperation but not for people smugglers.

“It’s a good day for international cooperation, and it’s a bad day for the smuggling mafia. Two hundred five people were arrested in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Romania, and more than 80 tractor vehicles were seized. 

In this case alone, the tugboat sales amounted to more than 152 million euros – this is the largest situation in recent years,” the statement Karner reads.

The Minister revealed that only since May 2, the authorities have carried out more than 660 priority actions and arrested six people smugglers.

Since the beginning of 2021, the state criminal investigation officers of Lower Austria and Burgenland have been monitoring an internationally active smuggling organisation that smuggled large numbers of migrants from Hungary to Austria.

Advertisement

It has been concluded that due to such illegal activities, more than 36,100 persons, including children, have entered Austria. Apart from those who reached Austria, the authorities revealed that large numbers also reached Germany and France.

Considering such figures, the Minister said that the country would continue to fight people smuggling activities.

“This is an important success against organised crime and a serious blow to the people-smuggling mafia. We will continue to fight smuggling with all vigour and all legal means and methods in the future, as we have done in the past – human life is worth nothing to these gangs,” Karner added.

 

Share post:

spot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Dominica: Honorable Cozier P. Frederick Visits Sineku

The purpose of the trip was to show off the work of the department and have a conversation with the people of Sineku.

Britishvolt: EY Under Problem for Conflict of Interest

EY, one of the "Big Four" consulting firms, is being criticised for acting as both a consultant and an administrator for the failed battery start-up Britishvolt.

India Sends SCO Summit Invitation for Regional Cooperation

India has invited all SCO members to attend the Goa summit of foreign ministers scheduled for May 4-5, 2023.

UK Government announces cryptocurrency regulations

This week, the Treasury said there would be rules for making, lending, and digital trading tokens called cryptocurrencies.