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Mission to Serbia supported police in the fight against organised crime groups smuggling migrants

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Border security and management , Organised crime
Subject
Border security and management , Organised crime
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
organised crime, smuggling, illegal immigration

Summary

On 4 May the Mission facilitated the participation of three representatives of the Service for Combating Organized Crime of the Serbian Police to take part in a trilateral meeting in Budapest between the police services from Hungary, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on illegal migration. The representatives of the three police services discussed the overall situation in relation to irregular migration along the Western Balkan route focusing on organised crime groups that smuggle migrants. The meeting, which was a follow-up to the one held in Skopje in November 2015, is the first of three trilateral meetings on illegal migration planned for 2016. This initiative contributes to the Mission’s overall efforts to intensify regional and international police co-operation and address potential threats that originate from the illegal smuggling of migrants by organised crime groups.

Information

Added on
01 Jun 2016
Origin
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Region
Serbia
Keywords
organised crime, smuggling, illegal immigration
Rights
OSCE