Human smuggling arrests in Austria in 2011

Authorities in Austria arrested 9,812 people who were attempting to illegally enter the country in 2011, an increase of 44 percent from 2010.The majority of the people attempting to illegally enter the country were from Afghanistan, Russia and Pakistan.

Police also arrested 288 human smugglers in 2011.  The human smugglers were originally from Greece, Turkey and Austria.

Source:  “Human smuggling on the increase,” Austria Times, March 21, 2012.