Greece Used Migrants as Undercover Agents in NGO Smuggling Bust

Greek authorities recruited migrants to work as "undercover agents" during an investigation into human smuggling networks which culminated in the arrest of dozens of non-governmental organization (NGO) operatives, according to a new report.

A total of 35 foreign nationals, including 33 people working for four NGOs, were rounded up amid an extensive probe conducted by Greek intelligence and counter-terrorism agencies, as Infowars Europe reported last week.

It has now been revealed that the Greek National Intelligence Service (EYP) and Hellenic Police (ELAS) sent two undocumented migrants to Izmir, Turkey, to infiltrate the network and report on their findings.

“The two agent migrants subsequently detailed what happened during the transfer, shedding light on how the NGOs allegedly operate,” Ekathimerini reports.

“The conclusions from the descriptions and information provided by the two migrants will be evaluated in a criminal investigation launched by a Greek prosecutor.”

Central to the trafficking network's strategy is an emergency phone service for migrants called AlarmPhone, authorities say.

“The migrants call the number and inform the NGOs about their exact location,” Ekathimerini explains. “The NGO volunteers then undertake to contact the Hellenic Coast Guard and ask its staff to collect the boat with the migrants. If there is no immediate response, they publish the issue on social networks as a form of pressure.”

Citizen journalists in Greece believe they intercepted video of migrants using the system to request a 'rescue' at sea earlier this year.

A months-long investigation into the smuggling network was reportedly launched in May and originally targeted six NGOs, but evidence has only been brought against four of the organizations, two of which are headquartered in Berlin.

Dan Lyman joins The Alex Jones Show to break down how Greece has arrested dozens of NGO members accused of trafficking migrants into Europe and interfering in border controls.

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