The Spanish National Police has disrupted a criminal network that let illegal Pakistani immigrants from Bosnia-Herzegovina enter Spain via the Balkans.
In a statement released on December 22, the Spanish Interior Ministry indicated that Pakistani immigrants were coerced into paying this company anywhere between €12,000 and €20,000 per person.
Eight people were detained as a result of two entrances and three inspections, according to the Ministry: three in A Corua, two in Alicante, two in Barcelona, and one in Huesca.
Eight mobile phones, computer storage, equipment, and numerous papers were all seized at the same time by the agents.
The now-demolished criminal organization orchestrated covert migration trips for Pakistani citizens via the Balkan route.
Numerous migrants use this path to go from nations like Pakistan and Iran to Turkey; once in Bosnia-Herzegovina, they congregate at the Croatian border and wait to enter Europe.
The migrants were guided on foot across the mountains separating Bosnia and Croatia by members of this group known as “passadores,” according to the Ministry before they were transported to Italy and eventually arrived in Barcelona.
The cost of such a trip, which involved using members of the organization’s Spanish-based vehicles, could reach €20,000.
Additionally, after the Pakistani migrants arrived in Barcelona, other members of the group were in charge of housing and transporting them to Huesca and A Corua with the purpose of hiring them illegally in stores and eateries.
This indicates that in addition to the trip and employment contracts, the criminal organization gave them.
Two entry and house checks were also conducted as part of the inquiry by the Spanish police, one each in Huesca and A Corua.
The next three work inspections took place at three different locations: an A Corua restaurant, a Huesca restaurant, and a store in Huesca’s capital.
In this context, numerous victims were discovered during the check to be lacking any kind of papers demonstrating their legal presence in Spain or an employment contract.
Additionally, eight individuals involved in membership in the criminal gang and supporting illegal immigration have been detained by the authorities.
Eight mobile devices, computer hardware, and various papers have all been taken by the same.
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