They dismantle a network that put a thousand immigrants in Barcelona - La Provincia

The National Police has dismantled a network that allegedly introduced in Barcelona about a thousand immigrants of Pakistani origin captured in Italy and transported by road in minibuses from Turin in exchange for 500 euros per trip and person.

As reported by the police on Monday, eight people have been arrested in the operation: six in Barcelona - among them, the group leader -, one in Sant Adrià de Besòs (Barcelona) and one in San Fernando (Cádiz), for alleged crimes of belonging to a criminal organization and against the rights of foreign citizens.

The investigation began when the French Police alerted the National Police that a Spanish citizen had been arrested in France for transferring a Pakistani immigrant in his vehicle from Italy to Spain.

Agents confirmed the existence of a organization based in Barcelona and that he dedicated himself to introducing irregularly-immigrant immigrants of Pakistani origin into Spain from Italy.

For the capture phase, the network had several members in Barcelona whose mission was to establish contact with intermediaries based in Italy, who sought and selected Pakistani immigrants who were going to be transferred to Spain.

The investigated organization also had drivers who took the rented minibuses legally to travel to Turin and pick up immigrants who later they drove to Barcelona by landway.

In some transfers, the organization supposedly moved up to 17 immigrants in nine-seater minibuses, and once in Barcelona, ​​immigrants were held by the criminal organization for the time necessary to verify that the required payment had been made.

The police registered during the operation a total of four homes in Barcelona in which he intervened 15,000 euros, 400 grams of gold in jewelry, 17 mobile phones, tablets and documentation.


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