Migrant smuggling on board international trains

28 February 2017

Data contributions from several EU law enforcement agencies show increased detections of irregular migrants on board international freight and passenger trains, along the Western Balkan corridor or from Italy across the Alps to northern EU countries.

The modi operandi of most of the incidents indicate the involvement of organised crime groups operating along the transit routes, with the sole focus of making profits and with no regard for the safety and security of the migrants.