Spain breaks up human trafficking ring, arrests 89 people

2015-10-10 16:59


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


I survived human trafficking in Johannesburg

2015-10-08 12:09

As part of human trafficking awareness week in South Africa, we have republished a 2014 interview we did with Grizelda Grootboom. She was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare.WATCH

Madrid - Spanish police say they have broken up a human trafficking ring and arrested 89 Chinese and Pakistani citizens who were alleged members.

Police said in a statement on Saturday the ring sought to smuggle Chinese people into the US, Canada, Britain and Ireland, with Spain used as a transit country.

The statement said the ring charged each person on average 20 000 euros and worked with other international trafficking gangs.

The investigation began after a growing number of Asians were arrested at Spanish airports with forged or stolen identity documents.

The gang is also suspected of smuggling Chinese people into the European Union across the Turkey-Greece border.

The statement provided no further details.

Read more on:    spain  |  human trafficking

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.