Italian diplomat, WFP collaborator among 55 arrested for trafficking Somalis to Malta

Italian police arrest 55, including Italian diplomat at Nairobi embassy in connection with a criminal organisation which has diverted Somali migrants to Malta.

The organisations coordinated the traffic of Somali nationals  from the horn of Africa towards Libya, and later organised their clandestine trips to Malta and also to Greece.
The organisations coordinated the traffic of Somali nationals from the horn of Africa towards Libya, and later organised their clandestine trips to Malta and also to Greece.

Italian police have said that they have dealt a strong blow to two criminal organisations which profiteered from trafficking Somali nationals from Libya to Malta over the past months.

The investigations - reportedly held in conjunction with Maltese authorities - led to the arrest at dawn of 55 people, including Hussein Mohamed Abdurahman, nicknamed 'Banjè', the cultural attaché at the Italian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, and Mohamed Sheik Ali Bashir a World Food Programme Collaborator.

The organisations, said to have branches in Kenya and Italy, took care of coordinating the Somali nationals movements from the horn of Africa towards Libya, and later organised their clandestine trips to Malta and also to Greece.

The organisations also saw to providing hundreds of Somalis with false documents to later abscond from Malta and make their way to Italy, and further North in Europe.

In raids which involved 200 officers, arrests were made in Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, Prato, Bergamo, Cuneo and Naples.

Other raids are said to be ongoing this morning in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Another 23 people have meanwhile been notified to have been placed under investigation by the Italian authorities for their secondary role in assisting the Somali migrants, by providing them logistical support.
Further investigations are ongoing in Ragusa, Sicily - another known landing point for migrants fleeing Libya after Malta.

According to a spokesman, the investigations were coordinated by Eurojust, and Europol.

 

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That's where all the blame should go and not blame the poor migrants who are only looking for a better life. Next is for the EU to show true solidarity with Malta and start sharing the burden and not on a voluntary basis.
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The Malta police should also conduct a similar blitz to see if there are any Maltese persons involved in the network of trafficking African illegal immigrants to Malta.
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1. I expect the Maltese do-gooder NGOs (and the Swede Cecilia Malmstrom) to comment on this news item. 2. Where is all the talk now of refugees fleeing from war and persecution? Where is all the talk about Christian values?
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Anthony Galea
Has this one been arrested as well? Or is he above the law? http://xn--identit-fwa.com/blog/2012/10/24/ce-un-trafficante-di-clandestini-in-vaticano/
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For money and sex some people are ready to do any thing, they don't care how much harm they are going to do to their own country.Humans can 't be trusted,we are so weak, we fall to any thing.