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Police break up smuggling gang in Eastern Slovakia

Police in the eastern Slovak town of Humenné, broke up a gang of 11 people, October 12, who had smuggled at least 226 people, mostly from India, into this country over the past seven months.

Ten members of the group, including one woman, were captured during the operation, news wire TASR wrote.

Members of the group, aged between 20-30, were taking migrants from a
similar Ukrainian group and taking them across the country to western

For each migrant transported they received $200-300. All members
of the gang are reported to be unemployed.

The group's activities had been monitored by the police for several months.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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