With more than a million migrants arriving on the Greek and Italian shores
last year, it is estimated that people smuggling networks made more than 4
billion Euros from their criminal activities. Most of the profits from
smuggling migrants are used by criminal organisations to fund other illicit
undertakings, such as the sale of illegal drugs and weapons.
Frontex, that like eu-LISA is a part of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies (JHAA) network, in the video linked below presents the key facts about the two main routes used by criminal gangs to
smuggle people, often under deplorable conditions, into Europe.
Video: Profiting from misery – how smugglers bring people to Europe