Tunisia busts int'l illegal migration network to Europe via land-Xinhua

Tunisia busts int'l illegal migration network to Europe via land

Source: Xinhua| 2022-10-26 01:58:31|Editor: huaxia

TUNIS, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian security services cracked an international network of illegal migration toward Europe by land transportation, Tunisian National Guard announced on Tuesday.

"A National Guard unit dismantled an international network operating between Tunisia and Türkiye, and arrested seven of its members," National Guard Spokesman Houcemeddine Jbabli said in a statement.

The general administration of Tunisian National Guard called all who have information on human trafficking networks to contact the authorities, he added.

Jbabli revealed that Tunisia has detected the activities of illegal migration intermediaries to European countries through Serbia, and each migrant was charged a sum of money amounting to 6,200 U.S. dollars.

Facing one of the world's most dangerous routes for undocumented migrants, thousands of Tunisians have resorted to land routes and smuggling networks to cross the European Union borders from Türkiye via Serbia.