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Measures against illegal migrant smuggling continue consistently
After a trafficking accident, measures against illegal migrants smuggling continue consistently.
Taking decisive action against smugglers and illegal migration means protecting human lives, says Interior Minister Karner.
As part of the fight against human smugglers, 391 smugglers have been arrested in Austria since the beginning of the year, which is a considerable increase compared to the previous year.
These successes are due to foreign and criminal police work at all levels - from border control to strategic analysis. In addition to the measures against illegal migration and smuggling of migrants, Austria also pursues a number of international approaches. These include, for example, international police cooperation, including Balkan countries. There is also effective cooperation with Hungary, where a strong Austrian police contingent and state-of-the-art technology help protect the borders.