Video: Extradited Eritrean Human Trafficker Medhane Mered aka ‘General’ Appears Before an Italian Judge
Extradited Eritrean Human Trafficker Medhane Mered aka 'General' Appears Before an Italian Judge
Palermo June 8, 2016 – Extradited to Italy from Sudan an Eritrean than 35 years considered one of the most 'important leaders of criminal organizations specialized in the smuggling of migrants. He had been arrested in that country on 24 May. And 'it arrived in Italy on board an aircraft landed at Ciampino airport around midnight. Yehdego Medhane Mered, 35, and 'accused of being the leader and organizer of one of the most important criminal groups among those operating between Central Africa and Libya dedicated to the smuggling of migrants through the Saharan desert before, and the Mediterranean Sea, then. Investigations conducted by prosecutors in Palermo, resulted in operations "Glaucus" and "Glauco 2", had highlighted the major role of Mered in human trafficking, getting to him many evidence.
Given the apical part played by man, even after the arrest of many active members of the organization across Europe, had begun ceaseless activity 'of Eritrean research, conducted with a daily collaboration between the prosecutor of Palermo, the the Italian State police (Squad of Palermo and Central Operational Service), with the support of other European countries. The man would embark in a single year, it is estimated, at least 7-8,000 migrants, fueling a lucrosissimo traffic. In particular, the "National Crime Agency" British and 'managed to develop relationships both be operational strategic level with the authorities' Sudanese, thanks to its large network of international relations. Police officers of the NCA, and in particular the Task Force against the facilitation of immigration, set up as part of Invigor Project, managed to locate the fugitive up to an address in the district of El Diem in Khartoum. The arrest, carried out by the authorities 'of Sudan, and' was made possible thanks to a so 'intense work of international cooperation coordinated by prosecutors in Palermo, authorities' court that had issued the first arrest of a suspect of a crime against the trafficker men, on the basis of investigations conducted by the prosecutor Maurizio Scalia and substitutes Calogero Ferrara and Claudio Camilleri, coordinated by prosecutor Francesco Lo Voi. (AGI)