From: Exit News
Two More People Arrested for Smuggling Migrants

The police have arrested two people and are searching for another, accused of smuggling migrants.

The arrest was made on the Maliq-Lozhan road, as the alleged smugglers were bringing 8 migrants to Tirana.

Albania seems to have lately become a key transit link in Syrian and Palestinian migrants’ route to the EU.

Police arrests indicate that Korça-Tirana-Shkodra is the main route used by smugglers, who usually use Kukës as an exit point to Kosovo, to then go to Montenegro.

A few days ago, deputy Minister of the Interior Rovena Voda announced that the government was working towards harsher penalties for migrant smugglers, and easier asylum application procedures in Albania.