Eindhoven a focus for people smuggling, says police chief

1st May 2013, Comments 1 comment

Eindhoven airport is becoming a key location for people smuggling, a senior police officer told local broadcaster Omroep Brabant on Wednesday.

Immigration police chief Léon Slegers said Eindhoven is popular because of its proximity to France, Belgium and Germany.

‘It is attractive for all these countries,' he said. In 2012, 31 cases of people smuggling were uncovered in Eindhoven, but this is likely to be the top of the iceberg, Slegers said.

‘Some cases are linked and you can see that a particular form of criminality emerging,' he said. ‘Eindhoven airport focuses on low budget flights and that is attractive to criminals, particularly from Eastern Europe.'

Women who are smuggled into the Netherlands to work in the sex industry are often unwilling to go to the police ‘because they think they are corrupt,' the police chief said.

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1 Comment To This Article

  • Vandi Mansaray posted:

    on 1st May 2013, 19:21:04 - Reply

    Sure,this is the case with Eindhoven.The police and the IND should form a panel to properly scrutinize those who also enter the country in the name of study at the two popular universities in Eindhoven,namely,the Fontys Hogeschool and the Technical University.Lots of Nigerian females enter Eindhoven as students from Cameroun because these two countries,Nigeria and Cameroun share not only common boundaries but also ccertain cultural values like language.Once such students are granted permits for study here in Eindhoven,they leave the classroom unpon completion of one or two semesters.