Charges have been brought against a Tunisian man living in Poland who, together with his companions, smuggled migrants to Hungary by boat across the Mura River, the deputy spokesperson of the Zala County Prosecutor’s Office informed MTI on Friday.
Judit Jánky stated: between June and September 2020, the man organized the transportation of a significant number of migrants to the territory of the European Union in cooperation with an Iraqi citizen also living in Poland. Foreigners without entry and residence permits were transported by boat across the Mura River to Hungary, and from there to Slovenia or Austria.
Under the direction of the defendant and his accomplice, the migrants were placed in a hiding place near Muraszemenye, whose transport was carried out by Ukrainian citizens and other people who remained unknown during the investigation. The defendant provided the route of the deliveries as a “forerunner”, with passenger cars with Slovenian license plates.
The boat engine and rubber dinghy purchased by the man were stored in an illegal accommodation near Muraszemenye, with which people without entry and residence permits in the European Union were brought across the border river Mura from Croatia.
The Nagykanizsa District Prosecutor’s Office brought charges against the Tunisian man for human trafficking committed as a business and as part of a criminal conspiracy. As a result of the subsequent investigation, he proposed the imposition of a prison sentence and his expulsion from the territory of Hungary.
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