German police carried out an operation against a group that was engaged in the illegal importation of Syrian citizens. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press conference of law enforcement agencies.
The investigation, which lasted about a year, reportedly targeted a family from Lebanon and two other persons. They are suspected of creating a criminal community where the aim was to smuggle migrants into Germany and the Netherlands.
The main place in the crime was the airport in the German state of Bavaria, after which the Syrians flew to various major cities. It is known that fake visas were also used. A total of 26 cases are being investigated and detainees can receive up to 10 years in prison.
In 2018, it was reported that a Georgian who had smuggled migrants to Europe was given 290 years in prison. His accomplice, originally from Greece, was sentenced to 69 years in prison