BRUSSELS: ‘ EU BORDER CONTROLS STEPPED UP AS FRONTEX, EUROPOL & INTERPOL JOIN FORCES ‘

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#AceNewsReport – BRUSSELS:March.19: Recently l provided a report on the EU Border Surveillance Agency (Frontex) the next step of the EU’s policing and security measures are changes to the agency Europol: A report on Tuesday (17 March) launched a new intelligence-gathering team to crack down on gangs who smuggle thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean and into Europe.

The “JOT (Joint Operational Team) Mare” unit aims to help police dismantle the smuggling cartels and will be hosted at the EU agency in The Hague.

The unit will be working closely with the EU’s border surveillance agency, Frontex, and with Interpol, the international police agency based in Lyon, France, along with the following 13 member states: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Europol’s deputy director Wil van Gemert told EUobserver it will be active for at least a year before…

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