Joint French-Finnish operation results in 24 arrests in human smuggling case | Finland |

Suspected human smugglers are believed to have arranged for the illegal arrival of Sri Lankan citizens in Finland, from where most of them have moved on to other European countries.
Jukka Tekokoski, the head of the Finnish criminal investigation, says that the case involves an organisation of professionals who traffic in humans...


The Sri Lankans paid between EUR 30,000 and EUR 60,000 to the traffickers to get to Europe. One focus of the investigation is to ascertain what the illegal immigrants were expected to do to pay off their debt to the smugglers.