Ukrainians on the boat ferrying illegal immigrants to the EU

Украинцы на яхте переправляли нелегалов в страны ЕС

The yacht has changed names and flags, detained her with a German flag

. Currently, the law enforcement authorities of the member States carry out urgent investigative actions.

Operatives of the State border service of Ukraine together with law enforcement agencies of EU countries have exposed a group of Ukrainians, which was engaged in trafficking in illegal migrants. About it reports a press-service of state frontier service on Saturday, June 23.

“Information about possible use of the Ukrainian yacht with three crew members as a vehicle for the movement of migrants, Ukrainian border guards received a few months ago. This information established channels staff of state frontier service has transferred to the Bureau of Europol. After some time, the law enforcement authorities of Greece and Italy confirmed that the group was indeed engaged in illegal trade,” – said in the message.

First yacht under the flag of Ukraine has come to the attention of law enforcement authorities in Greece, few days in Italy.

“But in the latter case – under the flag of Germany and with a completely different name. Also, as it turned out, on Board the yacht was a large group of illegal immigrants, which the crew will likely have picked up on the way from Greece. Currently, the law enforcement authorities of the member States carry out urgent investigative actions”, – added in state frontier service.

We will remind, for the year bezveza in the EU caught a 32 thousands of illegal immigrants from Ukraine.


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