August 4, 2017
A charity boat operating in the Mediterranean allegedly colluded with people smugglers to accept multiple ‘deliveries’ of migrants, investigators have revealed.
Photographs captured by undercover officers show the criminals ‘escorting’ vessels packed with asylum seekers before being transferred to aid boats bound for Italy.
The images emerged after Italian authorities carried out their first seizure of a rescue boat on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration.
One photograph appears to show a smuggler waving off a boatload of migrants after travelling alongside them to within the reach of rescuers.
This article was posted: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:53 am