(MTI) – The Csongrad County Prosecutor’s Office raised charges against a human smuggling ring of Pakistani, Romanian, Czech and Hungarian citizens who had helped more than 100 people cross Hungary’s border illegally, local prosecutor Gyorgy Lorinczy told MTI on Thursday.
According to the indictment, the ring smuggled at least 115 mostly Pakistani and Indian citizens from Greece through Serbia and Romania to the European Union between March and December 2012, on at least 12 occasions. Authorities captured 58 of the 115 illegal immigrants in Hungary.
Pakistani gang leaders topped the ring while Romanian citizens were in charge of smuggling and money distribution, the prosecutor said.
Charges against gang members will also be raised in other EU member states. The Csongrad County Prosecutor’s Office filed for final custodial sentence for 6 defendants, suspended sentence for 3, and initiated the expulsion of the foreign citizens.