From: Alice Taylor
Three Arrests for Illegally Transporting Migrants

Police made several arrests over the weekend for transporting third-country citizens illegally through the country.

A 33-year-old was arrested in Elbasan for transporting 12 immigrants. He had charged them EUR 100 each to transport them to Tirana, from Korca. After a short stop in Tirana, they would be transported onwards with an EU Member State as a final destination.

The individual, resident in Vlora was caught by the police on the Librazhd-Elbasan road.

Another individual, a 30-year-old from Korca was arrested by the police near Pogradec for transporting four immigrants for EUR 200 each.

An 18-year-old from Rrogozhina was caught near Pogradec for transporting three immigrants for EUR 150 each.

To find out more about how traffickers move migrants through Albania, read our exclusive interview with a person involved, here.