Police Crack Down on Migrant Smugglers

Police in Bosnia and in Croatia launched an operation against migrant smugglers, called “Bosphorus”. Officers searched locations and arrested suspects in a coordinated effort to curb the smuggling of migrants and refugees into Western Europe.


The operation targeted persons suspected of organizing and planning the smuggling of migrants from Turkey and Syria over the territory of Bosnia and Croatia. The state Prosecution said that the smugglers were charging migrants thousands of Euros.

Six locations were searched in Bosnia and six people were arrested. They are suspected of being part of an international ring that operated in several countries. Croatian police searched fourteen locations in that country.

The suspects will be transferred to the custody of the Prosecution, which will decide on further steps, the Prosecution said.

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