Human smuggling into Greece

Around 90 percent of the illegal immigrants who are smuggled into the European Union enter by crossing the Maritsa (or Evros) river between Turkey and Greece. The migrants pay human smugglers up to $10,000 (7,950 Euros) to guide them into the EU. On heavily traveled days, up to 500 people illegally enter the EU a day through this route.

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Criminal Smuggling in Turkey

Drug trafficking in Turkey generated $1.7 Billion in 2010, according to a report by the Istanbul Chamber of Public Accountants and Financial Advisers. Human smugglers in Turkey made $440 Million moving illegal migrants out of the country, and the bootlegging of alcohol on the black market brought in $60 Million.

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