Saturday, October 15, 2005
Earlier this week, police in Britain arrested 19 people and said they had smashed a pan-European human trafficking network. The arrests are the result of two-year investigation, Operation Bluesky, in which 200 officers in Britain collaborated with counterparts in Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Denmark to follow the gang's movements and trace its organization. According to the Times of London, the ring is suspected of taking as many as 200,000 Turkish Kurds into Britain.The illegal immigrants paid between $5,000 and $8,500 for journeys which often took months, in groups of up to 20 a time, concealed in cars, vans, trucks and aircraft. Source. United Presss International, World Peace Herald, wpherald.com. For more information, click here (last visited October 15, 2005, reo).