20 May 2019 Spanish police brings down a migrant smuggling network in Gibraltar

On May 20, the Spanish Policía Nacional disjointed a criminal organization that smuggled Moroccan immigrants from Tangiers to Málaga and Cádiz through the Gibraltar Strait. The smugglers charged between 3,500€ and 6,500€ to migrants to take them on rubber boats to the Spanish shore, where they were requested to pay 1,000€ more to be facilitated transport to Barcelona and Bilbao. The investigation started in Pamplona thanks to information shared by one of the smuggled migrants. The Spanish police have detained 11 people from the network, 7 of which have been put into preventive jail by judicial order.