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From file: First class irregular migration: the smugglers took migrants on private jets, trying to mask their intentions with an air of affluence | Photo: Taiwan CNA/ZUMA/Imago
The EU hopes to minimise security risks by allowing greater checks against irregular migrants and asylum seekers across the bloc | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Rain
Europol is at the forefront of fighting illegal migration patterns to Europe | Photo: Imago images/AFLO/Y. Nakao
Police in Germany arrested 18 individuals accused of smuggling people | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K.J. Hildenbrand
Osnabrück was a major focus of the police raids that took place in Germany | Photo: Festim Beqiri/Tv7News/dpa/picture-alliance
Europol said that Ukrainian women in particular could be tricked into sexual exploitation | Photo: Imago images/AFLO/Y. Nakao
Europol is at the forefront of fighting illegal migration patterns to Europe and the risks associated with migrant smuggling | Photo: Y. Nakao/imago/AFLO
The operation was coordinated by Europol due to its transnational nature | Photo: Europol
A picture provided by Spanish police of some of the goods and drugs recovered from the suspects | Source: Spanish National Police via Europol Press Release
Bihac in Bosnia was reportedly the logistic hub from where the smugglers operated. Photo from file: Migrants outside an abandoned factory in Bihac on January 10, 2021 | Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters
Migrants often cross the Evros river from Turkey to Greece with the aid of smugglers | Source: Facebook
The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea | Credit: InfoMigrants