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Arrests made in Chinese human trafficking ring, August 5

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Arrests made in Chinese human trafficking ring
By MaltaMedia News
Aug 5, 2007 - 4:50:45 PM

Five persons of Chinese origin were arrested by Italian police in connection with the organisation of illegal human trafficking based in Malta, Italy and China, Alice News reported.

The arrests were made in Rome, Palermo, Catania, Avellino and Ragusa.

The criminal group brought the Chinese migrants in Malta through the granting of a regular visa for studying purposes. The 200 Chinese were then accompanied illegally by motorboats to the Sicilian coasts.

Another eight persons within organisation, Alice News said, had been responsible for organising an illegal trip which had caused the death of two Chinese illegal immigrants in Donnalucata, Ragusa in November 2004.

Meanwhile, a Spanish resident was also arrested and another seven warrants against Europeans are expected to be issued.

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