‘The Guardian’ reports on the arrest of an Eritrean human trafficking gang responsible for more than 20 boat trips between north Africa and Europe, including one that resulted in the deaths of 224 people. News that police also found eight children locked in an attic while they awaited payment from the children’s families comes amongst concern for children role in process as many are used to drive migrant boats to Italy. The article also mentions that traffickers ‘use’ children for the smuggling of migrants more often to avoid prosecution.
Italian police arrest Eritrean gang who smuggled migrants
10 Dec 2014