Human smuggling from Iraq to the United Kingdom

in Transnational Crime

Human smuggling of Iraqis into the United Kingdom between 2007 and 2008 was costing $10,500 (7,500 British Pounds) a person. The human smuggling gang, who is believed to have smuggled 1,000 people into the UK, would often charge up to $21,000 (14,000 British Pounds) to people who were desperate to leave Iraq.

Source:  Peter Allen, “‘Baghdad ring’ of people-smugglers ‘helped hundreds of migrants sneak into Britain’ ,” Telegraph, March 4, 2010.

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