Europol Reports on Smuggling and Trafficking
The European Union's law enforcement agency, Europol has released two reports in February of interest to those working on trafficking and migration. The migrant smuggling report looks at the historically high and rising numbers of illegal migrants to Europe with a special focus on the criminal networks profiting from their migration needs. The trafficking report describes the factors influencing trafficking in human beings in the EU. It concludes on the main challenges this raises for policing such as the need for improved information sharing, improved financial investigating and increased online monitoring of social media.