NGO members to be prosecuted for facilitating human trafficking into Greece

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Illegal expenditures, financial management problems, issues with the lack of quality in services provided to minors, issues in the legality in using premises, and observance of public hygiene rules regarding COVID-19, were found by the audits carried out from May to June against nine NGOs and 13 different structures, To Vima reported.

The audits were carried out by the National Transparency Authority under the orders of its head, Angelos Binis.

A total of 11 reports have been prepared from these audits, which have been sent on a case-by-case basis to the Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Immigration Policy.

This is an important part of government investigations into NGO activities. This is while it is expected - as revealed by To Vima - at least 10-12 members of three NGOs will be prosecuted.

They will be prosecuted for their actions in Lesvos where they helped facilitate human trafficking by helping smugglers avoid Greek Coast Guard vessels and other controls of the Greek security authorities.

The specific case was formed after a three-month investigation by the Greek police and the National Intelligence Service, which managed to recruit illegal immigrants to obtain information about the ways NGO's facilitate human trafficking with criminal smugglers through messaging apps.

This is all while the Greek police continues to focus its investigations into the arson of the Moria migrant camp. It is estimated that at least 20 people participated in the burning of the camp two weeks ago.

The police are also watching the movements of illegal immigrants who continue violent actions in the Aegean islands.