A human smuggling network responsible for moving hundreds of migrants from Africa to Spain via the Canary Islands has been taken down, according to reports.
Authorities with Europol and Spain's Policia Nacional apprehended nearly 20 suspects on the mainland and in the Canaries, a Spanish island chain which lies off the northwest coast of Africa.
In total, 17 Moroccans and two Spaniards were arrested during a probe into the criminal organization, which is believed to have engaged in money laundering, human rights abuses, falsifying documents.
"Investigations began after members of the public reported seeing suspicious activity at ports in the Canaries," the Olive Press reports. "Police soon identified and began tracking two separate gangs, one in Morocco and another in Spain."
"The Moroccan group planned and organised the boat trips after recruiting hundreds of undocumented people desperate to leave the country – charging up to €1,500 for the journey."
Authorities believe the network pulled in over $90,000 in profits.
More than 8,000 illegal migrants arrived in the Canary Islands during the month of November, as Infowars Europe recently reported.
Detention centers on the Spanish mainland have become so overwhelmed by illegal aliens arriving via the Canaries, they are reportedly being released shortly after landing.
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