Narcotics smuggling from Morocco into Spain is on the rise. The Evros River on the Greek border has become a deathtrap for refugees.
Robert Dawes is believed to have been a key player in bringing drugs from South America to Europe. He was convicted of bringing 1.3 tons of cocaine into France on a single flight.
A criminal network that helped at least 1,200 Palestinians to claim asylum in Europe has been dismantled. Their victims were charged €8,000 for help to enter Spain via Bolivia in South America.
Merkel and Tsipras discussed Greece's return to economic stability as well as immigration and Macedonia. Protests, banned in hopes of avoiding scenes similar to her last visit, were quelled by police using tear gas.
Greece's "enormous contribution" in handling migration has been extolled by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ending her two-day visit to Athens, she said the 28-member EU must do more to protect its external border.
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