Large Network Smuggling Migrants in Lorries Dismantled in Germany And Romania

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) and the Romanian Police (Poliția Română) supported by Europol, concluded their operation into a large criminal network smuggling migrants to western Europe in lorries. Austria, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Eurojust also took part in this two-year, Europe-wide operation. #smuggling #bordersecurity #wbsc

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Migratory situation in October – arrivals in Eastern Mediterranean down from September

ctober, the number of detections of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes fell 17% from the previous month to around 16 800 due to a drop in arrivals on the Greek islands in the eastern Aegean. The total on all European migratory routes for the first 10 months of 2019 was 16% lower at 107 900.

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EU delivers on stronger European Border and Coast Guard to support Member States

The Council has officially adopted the Commission’s proposal to reinforce the European Border and Coast Guard. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency will have a standing corps of 10,000 border guards, a stronger mandate on returns and will also be able to cooperate more closely with non-EU countries, including those beyond the EU’s immediate neighbourhood. This will give the Agency the right level of ambition to respond to the challenges facing Europe in managing migration and its external borders.

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Air and Marine Operations Releases Strategic Vision

AMO Vision and Strategy 2030 establishes a renewed vision, mission, and five strategic goals to move AMO forward. AMO’s vision is to be the nation’s leading aviation and maritime law enforcement organization. The mission of AMO is to safeguard our nation by anticipating and confronting security threats through our aviation and maritime law enforcement expertise, innovative capabilities, and partnerships at the border and beyond. #bordersecurity

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