Gang of people smugglers rounded up: special police team invades Roeselare

    The court calls the gang ‘life-threatening’. For example, they gave car inner tubes as cheap life jackets for the boat refugees.

    Six arrests

    The searches in Roeselare, Deinze and Ghent yielded a lot. Six people were arrested, including a Syrian (40) from Roeselare and three boats and motorcycles were also found. According to the court, it concerns an international people smuggling gang that had been active for months.

    Also in October last year, part of the gang ran into the arms of the police during a routine check.