Nine arrested for enter in Spain at least 1,200 palestinians, with the fraudulent use of the asylum

Spain rejects two out of every three asylum applications to Seek asylum in Sweden and Spain and end up begging for alms in Madrid The National Police, wit

Nine arrested for enter in Spain at least 1,200 palestinians, with the fraudulent use of the asylum

Spain rejects two out of every three asylum applications

to Seek asylum in Sweden and Spain and end up begging for alms in Madrid

The National Police, with the participation of the French and Europol, has dismantled a network that introduced at least 1,200 palestinians through the fraudulent use of the figure of international protection or asylum, has today informed the General Direction of the body.

In the operation, officers have arrested nine people, five of them in Madrid and four in France. Of these, six have already entered in prison.

According to revealed research, the network charged 8,000 euros to each palestinian to introduce them into Spain through the airport of Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas, so that the organization, which operated since the month of January, you would have obtained a profit of nine million euros.

once on Spanish soil, the palestinians asked for asylum to access the Schengen territory, but far from staying in Spain, the network will fit into minivans and transported to Belgium and Germany.

The investigation began when the Police noted that since January it had significantly increased the requests for asylum on the part of palestinian citizens.

Thus, the agents observed that behind these requests, with which they obtained access to the national territory, there was no real intention to continue with the administrative record, but what they had was a network specialized in the trafficking of people of palestinian origin who came from the Middle East to Europe.

it All began in Lebanon, where the organization took in palestinian refugees and, upon the payment of those 8,000 euros, provided a travel document to refugees in lebanese territory.

After that, establishing a path of travel beginning Lebanon-Ethiopia-Brazil-Bolivia, with a document that accompanied a tourist visa for that last Latin american country.

Transit dummy in Spain

When the palestinians were doing the lap of that course tourist trip, performed a traffic dummy in Spain and it was here where calling for international protection.

And all this with the participation of people resident in Lebanon, who collaborated with the network in the organization of the trip to Latin america and the vuelta a España, in addition to give the palestinians the precise instructions to seek asylum and the contact with the criminal group in Madrid.

The organization was well aware of the Spanish law regulating the Right of Asylum, as well as the existence of non-governmental organizations that collaborate for the reception of the petitioners in a hotel.

with access to the Schengen territory, the palestinians had to wait for their asylum applications to be admissible.

once you have verified that it was, they were transferred by road and vehicle type minivan to Belgium and Germany. In Bordeaux (France), change of vehicle and driver.

The infrastructure of the organization was divided between Spain and France, both for the accommodation of the refugees as to the changes of vehicles and drivers. In fact, they had eleven people carriers.

As has been noted by the investigators, was in the French city of Amiens where is located the main base of operations.

final Destination

The leader of the organization, who was arrested in Spain, co-ordinated all the efforts that were carried out between the arrival of the palestinian citizens in the madrid airport and your transfer to the final destination.

Precisely, and a more exhaustive control of, from the 1st of November Spain requires as the holders of travel documents for palestinian refugees issued by lebanese authorities a visa-airport transit through international areas of airports.

in Addition to the nine arrests, the agents have practiced three entries and records in homes controlled by the lattice criminal (two in France and one in Madrid).

In them has taken part in cash (€10,000 and us $ 8,000), seven vehicles, devices for mass storage of information and a variety of documents, among them an agenda that contained annotations with identity and price relative to the traffic of 475 people.

The operation is still open in hopes of more arrests.

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Updated Date: 11 November 2018, 20:01

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