They were more than happy to arrange rendezvous with criminal smuggling gangs in order to haul hundreds, if not tens of thousands, of so called refugees to Italian ports.
The charity boat ‘taking deliveries’ of migrants from people traffickers: Undercover officers capture criminals ‘escorting’ vessels to aid ships bound for Italy
- Photographs show criminals ‘escorting’ vessels packed with asylum seekers
- The asylum seekers were then seen being transferred to aid boats bound for Italy
- German charity Jugend Rettet is accused of towing boats used to ferry migrants
- The revelations emerged after investigators impounded one of their vessels
A charity boat operating in the Mediterranean allegedly colluded with people smugglers to accept multiple ‘deliveries’ of migrants, investigators have revealed.
Photographs captured by undercover officers show the criminals ‘escorting’ vessels packed with asylum seekers before being transferred to aid boats bound for Italy.
The images emerged after Italian authorities carried out their first seizure of a rescue boat on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration.
One photograph appears to show a smuggler waving off a boatload of migrants after travelling alongside them to within the reach of rescuers.