Skip to comments.SERBIA: BELGRADE POLICE BREAK UP HUMAN TRAFFICKING CHAIN
Posted on 08/29/2006 6:42:24 PM PDT by Bokababe
Belgrade, 29 August (AKI) - Serbian police have broken up a human trafficking chain, arresting 33 people, most of them Albanians, the Belgrade-based daily Press reported on Tuesday, quoting police sources. The report said police who had been tracking the flow of illegal immigrants for some time, raided a house in Belgrade on Monday where they found 28 Albanian, and five Turkish citizens who had entered the country illegally. The police said that 13 were juveniles, aged from 11 to 17, and all of them will be returned to their home countries.
According to police, the Turks were smuggled into the country, hidden in a goods truck. The Albanians came through southern Kosovo province, and were sheltered in Belgrade by three local Muslims and a Macedonian citizen. Police said they arrested one of the smugglers and was looking for two more.
The group was planning to cross illegally into neighbouring Croatia, and then through Slovenia into Italy.
Emigrants from poor Balkan countries often use this route to reach better life in the West.
Human trafficking is on the rise in the Balkans and the route is often used for smuggling so-called white slaves to the West for prostitution, pick pocketing and other illegal activities.
Police suspects that the same gang has in the past smuggled across the border several large groups of illegal immigrants, but Mondays raid was the biggest police find to date, the report said.
IIRC, in Mostar, Hercegovina, most of the traffickers have been Muslim. I don't think anyone really gave a fat damn about stopping the trafficking in Mostar until the death of Olena Popik, a prostitute from the Ukraine.
And this from the BBC this morning -- Europe Warned about (Human) Trafficking http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5297944.stm
Ans so did, ADNKI:
BALKANS: CHILD TRAFFICKING ON THE RISE, UNICEF
Yes, and it appears that the main worry in that case was that she had AIDs & hepatitis, rarely used condoms and slept with an average of 8 men per day right up until the day before she died.
So, in other words, no one gave a damn that she was forced into sexual slavery and prostitution against her will -- only that she was potentially "a health hazard", and how many more were there like her?
'most of them Albanian'........... hmmmmmmm
Religion of peace...... human trafficking, child rape, gun point conversions... banner week for the religion of peace.