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Greece Arrests Three Suspected Migrant Smugglers

ROME (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested three men on suspicion of ferrying 69 refugees or migrants on a yacht to the island of Zakynthos off the western coast of Greece’s mainland.


Migrant Smugglers Make As Much As £400,000 Per Boat

A new report has revealed that people smugglers in the Mediterranean may be making as much as £400,000 for every ship that crosses the sea to Europe. The people smuggling business in North Africa may be more lucrative than many have

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Migrant Drownings Up As Smugglers Come To Rely On Rescue Vessels

The number of migrants deaths in the Mediterranean has increased sharply this year, even as the overall number of migrants making the risky trip has fallen. The figures have been highlighted in a report by Amnesty International on human rights


EU Naval Mission Failing To Stop People-Smugglers, Say French MPs

The European Union (EU) task force in the Mediterranean is doing a “wonderful job” of rescuing illegal migrants at sea and escorting them to Europe, say French MPs, but failing to fulfil its primary role of tackling criminal people-smugglers. “Today