Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Illegal smuggling on rise in Estonia to EU

Posted by Info on 26/08/2009

The Baltic Times: Citizens of Afghanistan are prepared to pay 5,000 – 6,000 U.S. dollars to be able to escape the war in their home country and move to the European Union. Estonian border guards have caught citizens of Afghanistan who do not have the right to enter Estonia on the Koidula border crossing point.

The General Vladimir Pronitshev chief of the Russian Border Guard has stated that both illegal immigration and the smuggling of drugs and alcohol have increased into Estonia.

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