Germany has agreed with Poland and the Czech Republic on joint patrols on the territory of these countries, as well as the creation of an operational group to combat migrant smuggling.
In a statement, German Interior Minister Nancy Fesser emphasized “the importance of detecting and preventing unauthorized entry at an early stage.”
“For this reason, we have now agreed to strengthen joint patrols also in the Czech and Polish police areas with our federal police. In addition, we are establishing a joint task force to ensure maximum investigative pressure on trafficking gangs.”
The joint task force agreed by Feser and his Czech counterparts, Vit Rakusan, and Polish counterparts, Mariusz Kaminski, will work under the umbrella of Europol’s EMPACT, the European multidisciplinary platform against criminal threats, the statement said.
“I am very grateful for the close cooperation with our neighbors, Poland and the Czech Republic. “Together we want to put an end to the brutal business of trafficking gangs who make the most of people’s plight and smuggle them across borders, putting their lives at risk,” he said.
Along with German police checks at central points along the routes and increased random checks in the border area, Germany is taking “a set of additional measures that are closely coordinated and well integrated,” he said. Phaser.
“With flexible and flexible controls at alternative locations, we challenge traffickers to take measures to avoid them. At the same time, we will ensure that controls have the least possible impact on people, travelers and trade on a day-to-day basis,” he added.
Source: El Diario