EU faces huge Med problem

Scale of problem made clear.

Crisis-hit EU faces increasing numbers of migrant smugglers

European law enforcement officials say they are tracking at least 65,000 migrant smugglers, twice as many as at the height of the migration crisis three years ago, as the illegal trade booms.

Despite a drop in the number of migrants successfully crossing the Mediterranean – Europe’s biggest migration crisis since World War II erupted in 2015, the EU’s police agency Europol said demand for smugglers was still “huge.”

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