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".
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