Según las últimas estadísticas, crece la rentabilidad del tráfico y comercio con seres humanos.
Internacional Herald Tribune, Caroline Brothers, 20 marzo 2007. Gangs profit from smuggling of illegal immigrants into Europe. Trading on dreams of a better life in EU:
So lucrative are the rackets that officials believe organized crime is largely to blame for the six-fold increase last year in illegal migration from African shores to the Canary Islands of Spain.
“Ninety percent of the immigrants coming to the EU today have been helped, and that help is to a big extent coming from organized criminal groups”, said Göran Görtzen, head of the Crimes Against Persons unit at Europol.