Traffickers Made $3 million on Migrant Ships

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“EU migration: Traffickers ‘made $3m’ on ship to Italy,” from the BBC:

Police in Italy believe traffickers made some $3m (£1.9m; €2.5m) from 359 illegal migrants found abandoned on a cargo ship in the Mediterranean.

The Ezadeen was towed into the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro after being found by coast guards on Friday.

Most of those aboard appear to be Syrians, in the second such case involving a freighter this week.

Both ships reportedly started in Turkey, in a change from the Libyan route usually favoured by gangs…

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