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Criminal Networks in Migrant Smuggling


Migrant smuggling remains a significant issue for EU police departments. These illegal operations are intricate and well-structured, consistently altering their strategies to elude authorities and maximize profits. Concurrently, migrants face perilous conditions due to the hazardous transport facilitated by these networks.

This focused report discusses crucial shifts in the realm of migrant smuggling. It elucidates the main characteristics of contemporary smuggling operations and their internal governance. Additionally, it sheds light on scenarios where different criminal entities collaborate, forming 'joint ventures' throughout the smuggling process.

Reference: Europol (2023). "Illegal Operations in Migrant Trafficking", Europol Spotlight Report Collection, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.


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Source Acknowledgment:

The information presented on this page has been sourced from an official report by Europol, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation. We extend our gratitude to Europol for their comprehensive research and insights. For a full understanding and to access the original report, please visit Europol's official website.

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