Human Traffickers Now Advertising On Facebook

by The Financial Times  |  published on April 26, 2015

facebooklikeSmugglers have taken to Facebook to offer desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe in a sign of how brazen human traffickers have become in their lucrative trade.

A cursory search by the Financial Times revealed several Facebook pages in Arabic offering passage to Europe, many via Libya to Italy, but others from Turkey to Greece.

No mention is made of the hundreds who have died in the Mediterranean in recent days; instead they promise a reliable and comfortable journey in a matter of hours.

On a closed Facebook group offering tips to would-be migrants, a Turkey-based Syrian who goes under the pseudonym of Abu Moaz advertises crossings by inflatable boat to Greece.

The voyage lasts about an hour-and-a-half and costs $950 per person, he says. Anyone interested can speak to him via the WhatsApp or Viber numbers on the site.

  • Johnnyappleseed

    Never tweeted, twittered, face booked or the likes, always seemed to impersonal to me, old school I guess, so reading the above story tells you folks that do, where we are at in our society?
    Where is the NSA, Google, Yahoo and the other government informers on this issue?

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