SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep. 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The criminal network that trafficked migrant minors housed in centers in the Canary Islands and that has been dismantled by the National Police charged about 1,000 euros per trip to the Peninsula.
The profile of those affected was that of a minor male migrant of North African origin, who at the time of contracting their services was provided with the documentation of third parties to be able to travel as well as the acquisition of flights and accompaniment at airports. , details the National Police in a note.
The organization was in charge of managing the trip and the false documentation necessary to be able to fly and nine people have been arrested in the operation, seven in the province of Alicante and two in the region of Murcia, two of whom have been placed in provisional prison .
All of them are being investigated for alleged perpetrators of crimes against the rights of foreigners for profit within a criminal organization and false documents.
In addition, the entry and registration of four properties in those provinces has been carried out in which 1,000 euros in cash, three mobile phones, various electronic devices and various documentation have been seized.
The police investigation began in January as a result of a complaint by an NGO that managed a center for minors in Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife) and has revealed the existence of a perfectly structured criminal organization that profited from the transfer of migrant minors from Canary Islands to the Peninsula and various European countries, with a clear division of recruitment tasks, obtaining false passports and travel management.
The deployment carried out in this operation by the National Police has involved carrying out simultaneous actions in different locations in the provinces of Alicante and Murcia and the participation of more than 150 agents.
In addition to the objects related to the investigation, the agents have seized 100 boxes of clothing valued at 270,000 euros and 26 unlabeled oil bottles, likely to come from other crimes against property carried out by the organization.
The magistrate of the Court Number 4 of La Laguna, in charge of the case, has also verified that the network carried out bribes in the ports of Algeciras and Morocco and was also dedicated to drug trafficking.