Tag: Italy

  • Smugglers hire Ukrainian sailors

    Charging four times the price of normal smugglers. Smuggling gangs hire Ukrainian sailors for ‘luxury’ migrant crossings. By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human smuggling gangs are increasingly […]

  • Italy raises port security level

    No reason cited for move. Italy raises security level at tourist ports – coastguard Italy raised the security level at its tourist ports on Thursday, a coastguard spokesman said, meaning […]

  • EUNAVFOR, the Med and migrants

    Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk, looks at European Union naval operations tackling people smuggling in the central Mediterranean – one year on – in the wake of […]

  • NATO joins Med migrant hunt

    Another military operation for the Med. Nato to join EU warships in Libya migrant operation By ANDREW RETTMAN Nato warships and, potentially, drones are to help the EU control migrant […]

  • Italy swoops on smugglers

    Traffickers captured by Italians. Italy arrests 38 suspected migrant smugglers who ‘sold organs’ for $15,000 At least 38 suspected migrant smugglers have been arrested in Italy who are thought to […]

  • People smuggler wrong man

    Suspect extradited for people smuggling ‘is wrong man’ Friends of a man extradited to Italy on Tuesday on people smuggling charges say police have the wrong man. Prosecutors believe Mered […]

  • Smuggling kingpin nabbed

    Medhanie to face Italian courts. People-smuggling ‘kingpin’ Mered Medhanie extradited to Italy An Eritrean man believed to be at the heart of the operation to smuggle migrants from Africa to […]

  • Libya CG rescues migrants

    Migrant flow continues. Libya intercepts boats carrying 850 people Libyan coastguards say they intercepted boats carrying 850 migrants trying to reach Europe on Sunday. A spokesman said the migrants from […]

  • Hundreds die in Med

    Another tragedy at sea. Hundreds dead after capsize, say survivors Hundreds of migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors have told the BBC – although there is […]

  • Migrants look to Italy

    Trafficking gangs are arranging a new way to ship migrants from Turkey to the EU by sailing to Italy, a leading German newspaper reports. Report: Smugglers prepare new human trafficking […]