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Wed, 23 Sep, 2015 02:05:19 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Sep 23
Border Guard Commodore Jukka Savolainen (left.) along with some other officials at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo – Str / Lehtikuva.
The new enhanced immigration monitoring should lead to the disclosure of new cases of human trafficking, said the West-Finland Coast Guard district commander, Commodore Jukka Savolainen.
Savolainen says that investigations are only made in the most serious cases, in which people have made a lot of money in the moving of refugees.
"When a rider is charged a high price, there's the risk of investigation," says Savolainen.
The police and the Border Guard launched the enhanced monitoring system today. The Border Guard has also stepped up its presence in Tornio, Turku and Helsinki.
Inspections are going well, and people have viewed them positively.
The matter was discussed both by the Western-Finland Coast Guard, whose territory includes Tornio and Turku, and the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard.
"People have praised the supervision by authorities and the official presence at border crossings," says Lieutenant Commander Pennti Alapelto of the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard.
The Gulf of Finland Coast Guard was today and yesterday supervising the ports of Helsinki and the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, where a total of twenty people have applied for asylum. Over a hundred people and vehicles were inspected by early afternoon.
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