Plain-clothes police officers are on patrol along the German-Czech border in the Bavarian Forest. They cover a 70-kilometer stretch in their often successful search for cigarettes, weapons and, especially, drug smugglers.
A year after the EU-Turkey Deal came into force, thousands of refugees remain stranded in Greece. The most desperate try to reach Europe by any means. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Thessaloniki.
By the time Iluminada Panabe was convicted of human smuggling, police estimated 800 Filipinos had gained illegal entry to Europe. Ana P. Santos spoke with Panabe, who has been serving her sentence in northern Denmark.
The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Niger desert near the Algerian border. They were abandoned by their smugglers.
An EU naval mission, "Operation Sophia," is aimed at cracking down on people smugglers. But the ships that take part also rescue refugees on the high seas -- more than 12,000 so far.
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