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Authorities Uncover Criminal Operation To Smuggle Palestinians Into Europe

Authorities in Spain and France have uncovered a criminal ring suspected of smuggling 1,200 Palestinians into Europe since the beginning of 2018. Police arrested nine people involved in the operation that flew Palestinians living across the Middle East via Bolivia to Madrid. Once there, they would make fake asylum claims before being transported to Belgium and Germany instead of continuing with the administrative procedures related to their requests. The ring reportedly earned over $10 million organizing the trips and forging travel documents.