Report: clandestine immigration on rise

  • 2003-09-25
  • Agence France Presse
BERLIN - Clandestine immigration into the European Union is reaching worrying proportions and human-smugglers are trying to use Eastern Europe as a rear base for their operations, a German newspaper quoted secret service agents as saying.Gangs of organized criminals smuggle thousands of people, from Eastern and southern Europe, Africa and Asia into the EU every day, the Berliner Zeitung daily quoted German secret services as saying.The majority of immigrants are brought into France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries — Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.The people smuggling...
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