Canadian Reporter Lauren Southern has been on a dangerous mission exploring and investigating the people smuggling rings which operate between Morocco and Spain, with a whopping £1.2M per day being generated according to one trafficker during an exclusive interview for an upcoming documentary.
Southern and her production crew, managed to infiltrate an extensive human trafficking ring which reportedly spans 450km off the Moroccan coast.
Whilst undergoing this dangerous operation she managed to obtain a recorded interview with one of the traffickers in Morocco, which is reportedly the very first time in history that an interview has been conducted with an African trafficker transporting people from North Africa to Europe.
The trafficker explained during the interview that moving people from North Africa across to Europe was purely business, with a single boat generating up €125,000 and up to ten boats leaving per day totalling a staggering €1,200,000 in revenue.
The trafficker explained “People have to spend a lot of money here. They have to spend between €2,000 and €4000.”
“You have the totality fifty person on each boat so when the boat enters the water the boss makes a lot of money.”
“When they want to go to Spain, they go to the beach, they enter the boat, and go. It’s a business. No black man can not get into Spain.”
“When you have a lot of security to help you. You also pay more for a guarantee, when you give the money to the boss, he can say when you touch the water you lose it.”
“Two brothers I recently met in Tangier, they are in Spain now. You get on a boat, go to the international zone. Then Spanish coastguard will save you. ”
Southern and her crew had to smuggle all of their camera equipment through as the strict journalism rules in the country prevented them from freely filming and also making it almost impossible for them to film anywhere near the coastline located migrant camps.
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