Tuesday, December 22, 2015

EU People Smugglers Likely Earned at Least $1 Billion in 2015

More than 1 million refugees and migrants came to the European Union this year, while almost 3,700 died or went missing in perilous journeys which reaped huge profit for smugglers, the International Organization for Migration says.

People smuggling operations probably accounted for the majority of journeys and likely earned at least $1 billion, OM chief William Lacy Swing told Reuters, taking "anywhere from $2,000 to maybe $6,000 depending on how many members of the family and depending on which smuggling ring it is".



  1. A song wafted into my thoughts:

    'Love, exciting and new
    Come aboard. We're expecting you.
    Love, life's sweetest reward.
    Let it flow, it floats back to you.

    The Love Boat soon will be making another run
    The Love Boat promises something for everyone
    Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance.

    And love won't hurt anymore
    It's an open smile on a friendly shore.
    It's love!
    Welcome aboard
    It's love!'