26 Oct 2017

Crackdown on suspected people smugglers in Europe

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

Immigration officers say they have smashed one of Europe’s most extensive human smuggling networks. A co-ordinated series of raids has led to 11 arrests in the UK and a further 15 in Bulgaria and Belgium. The gangs allegedly used specially adapted vehicles to transport people across Europe. Most of the 400 smuggled migrants were from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Vietnam. Our Senior Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel reports.