According to the media, from July 2014 to February 2015 the group made 21 trips from Hungary to Western Europe, smuggling around 90 refugees. Each of the migrants paid some 400-600 euros ($425-$638). The criminal probe was carried out by a joint group of Slovakian and Hungarian investigators.
The European Union is facing the worst migration crisis since World War II. It escalated in 2015 with hundreds of thousands of people form the Middle East and North Africa seeking asylum in the EU member states. The EU border agency Frontex detected over 1.83 million illegal border crossings in 2015.
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