Dismantled a criminal organization that provided false documents to travel to Mexico with the final destination of the United States
Agents of the Spanish National Police, in a joint operation with Customs Surveillance of the Tax Agency and the Department of Customs and Border Protection of the United States, have dismantled an organization that provided false documents to Indian citizens to travel to Mexico with final destination to the United States . The criminal group had two branches, one in India where they captured the victims and another in Madrid where they managed their accommodation and maintenance until the delivery of false documents for their transfer to the United States. The victims paid for all the services provided and the false documents between 70,000 and 100,000 euros, which estimates profits for the organization of ten million euros.
Five entries and searches have been carried out, arresting six people for belonging to a criminal organization, crimes against the rights of foreign citizens and trafficking in false documents. Four of the arrests have been carried out in Madrid capital and two in the Madrid town of Valdemoro.
Agents of the Spanish National Police initiate the investigation thanks to the collaboration of the Deputy Directorate of Customs Surveillance and the Department of Customs and Border Protection of the United States, which informs them of the existence of a criminal organization dedicated to the facilitation of false documents in Madrid and USA.
After the investigations carried out, it was revealed that the criminal network operated at an international level. A branch located in India, was dedicated to recruiting victims and the other, in Madrid, managed the accommodation in hostels and flats for migrants, their maintenance and the delivery of false documentation (visas and passports) in order to travel to Mexico and from there be transferred by other mafias to the United States.
Payments of 70,000 to 100,000 euros for an “all inclusive”
The migrants had to pay amounts that ranged between 70,000 and 100,000 euros, which allowed them an “all inclusive”, from plane trips to Spain and Mexico, to accommodation, food and falsified documentation. Which is estimated to have provided economic benefits of about 10 million euros for the criminal group.
Five entries and searches have been made in the homes of the main leaders of the organization and six people have been arrested for belonging to a criminal organization, crimes against the rights of foreign citizens and trafficking in false documents. In turn, 46 false documents from different countries have been seized, almost 25,000 euros in cash and 2,500 US dollars, highly professional tools for the manufacture of documents, a laser printer, three dry stamps and one for entry into space. Schengen.