COSPOL Facilitated Illegal Immigration Project
Hungarian National Police
December 2007 – December 2009
Bundeskriminalamt, Germany; Bundeskriminalamt, Austria; National Unit for Countering Illegal Migration, Slovakia
Objectives and Results
The project intended to tackle the illegal migration flow from Eastern Europe towards the European Union with a view to:
- shedding light on recurring features and patterns associated with the facilitation of the illegal entry of Moldovan and Ukrainian nationals into EU countries
- identifying the general-criminal networks and structures used for this purpose.
- identifying logistical preparations for illegal entry into EU countries or for the ostensible legalisation of illegal residence in the EU
- preventing people smuggling in the migrants' countries of origin
- preparing operational measures aimed at dismantling or permanently weakening the networks used to facilitate illegal entry
Within bi- and trilateral initiatives organisers, middlemen and drivers were arrested for trafficking, falsification of official documents, crime against persons, burglary, extortion and drug-trafficking.
During the implementation of the project the COSPOL group was in contact with other international organization, especially with the European Union Border Assistant Mission to Ukraine and Moldova (EUBAM). A strategic meeting was organized by EUBAM involving LEAs of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.
Publications and Other Resources
Final evaluation of the operation
Gabor Sztankovics - email@example.com
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