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Spain police bust rings that smuggled Dominicans

Madrid.- The Spanish National Police on Tuesday said it dismantled two organizations that smuggled Dominican citizens into Spain and when discovered, the women sought asylum citing abuse, whereas the men argued the same on their sexual orientation, EFE reports.

Police said 19 people were apprehended in the Dominican Republic,  charged with providing documents to citizens of that country on other people to travel to Spain.

When the tracking was detected at Madrid´s airport and entry was denied, the immigrants then requested international protection.

The jump in asylum applications by Dominican citizens alerted authorities at Madrid´s Barajas Airport, which sent specialized agents to investigate the case in the Caribbean country.

In fact, the requests for international protection jumped from seven in 2014 to over 200 in the first eight months this year, which raised the suspicion of the agents who proceeded to review each case.

Source: DT

Dec 23, 2015

Category: DR News |

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