Skip to comments.Criminals exploiting EU travel freedoms, Dutch data shows
Posted on 03/16/2013 2:07:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Fresh data from Dutch police shows how irregular migrants and criminals exploit the EUs passport-free borders.
Under the rules of the so-called Schengen Area, which covers all EU countries except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK, people still have to carry some form of ID and national police can still do spot-checks, so long as the European Commission does not think they amount to systematic border control.
For their part, Dutch police regularly go on buses or trains crossing the Belgian and German borders to demand papers, in a practice that surprises some travelers.
From last August, Dutch police also use military-grade surveillance cameras called @migo-boras to identify suspect cars. Their figures for 2012 show that they caught 1,733 illegal migrants.
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” Dutch police also use military-grade surveillance cameras called @migo-boras...”
We could use some amigo-boras on our southern border.
Hmmm, open borders lead to criminals freely travelling back and forth, undetected. Who could have foreseen that?