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Charges raised against Tunisian human smuggler using inflatable boat

Charges have been raised against a Tunisian man living in Poland who was smuggling migrants to Hungary partly by boat on the Mura river with the help of accomplices, the deputy spokesperson of the Zala County prosecutor's office said on Friday.

Judit Janky said that the man had been working with an Iraqi citizen also living in Poland to arrange the transportation of a large number of migrants to the territory of the European Union between June and September 2020. The migrants who had no entry documents or residence permit were taken on an inflatable boat from Croatia to Hungary on the Mura river and then from Hungary transported to Slovenia and Austria, she added.

The Nagykanizsa district prosecutor’s office raised charges against the Tunisian man for human smuggling committed in a criminal gang and proposed a prison sentence and expulsion from Hungary.

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