Saturday, January 24, 2009

Illegal Chinese migrants detained

Illegal immigrants from the People's Republic of China were detained, Tuesday, by the Pomeranian border guard, northern Poland.

According to the Marine Border Guard, 18 Chinese men will be sent back to China. Apart from the immigrants a Chinese businessman and his Polish accomplice have also been detained and will be charged with people smuggling.

Poland is a popular stop over point for illegal immigrants fro the East on their way to the Western Europe, say the Border Guard.

When questioned, the Chinese men admitted that many of their colleagues have already found their way to the West.

Human trafficking is a growing problem in Poland and the perpetrators are from this country but also Ukraine, Russia or Vietnam. Organizing a transfer is quite a lucrative business, as the profit from it can be compared to that gained drug trafficking.