The German NGO ship Lifeline – people smugglers or life savers?

The German NGO ship Lifeline – people smugglers or life savers?

A German NGO boat was stranded for days in the Mediterranean with 230 migrants on board while Berlin refused to help out. Some in Germany have accused the government of playing politics with innocent people’s lives; others describe the NGO as “people smugglers.”

Police raid migrant smuggling network with connections to far-right

Police raid migrant smuggling network with connections to far-right

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

Iraqi arrested in Kiel over 54 deaths in refugee crossing

Iraqi arrested in Kiel over 54 deaths in refugee crossing

German court jails two people-smugglers over 2015 influx

German court jails two people-smugglers over 2015 influx

Drug smuggler caught at Munich Airport with 95 bags of cocaine in his stomach

Drug smuggler caught at Munich Airport with 95 bags of cocaine in his stomach

Three Syrians stand trial in Bavaria over refugee boat disaster

Three Syrians stand trial in Bavaria over refugee boat disaster

Three jailed in Germany for huge beer smuggling operation into UK

Three jailed in Germany for huge beer smuggling operation into UK

German court tries man for smuggling arms to Paris

German court tries man for smuggling arms to Paris

Five years’ jail for German darknet weapons dealer

Five years’ jail for German darknet weapons dealer

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames

Hapless junkie sends boyfriend’s lawyer heroin

Hapless junkie sends boyfriend’s lawyer heroin

Dear Mum: please enjoy this dead crocodile

Dear Mum: please enjoy this dead crocodile

Woman smuggles kilo of cocaine in stomach

Woman smuggles kilo of cocaine in stomach

‘Mafia-smuggled’ puppy dies after two days

‘Mafia-smuggled’ puppy dies after two days

Man smuggles 90 exotic animals in suitcase

Man smuggles 90 exotic animals in suitcase

Customs find smuggled cash in every third car

Customs find smuggled cash in every third car

Customs seize 16 million cigarettes bound for UK

Customs seize 16 million cigarettes bound for UK

75 Syrian refugees disappear from shelter

75 Syrian refugees disappear from shelter

Police bust human trafficking ring open

Police bust human trafficking ring open

Boy brings 700 banned bangers over border

Boy brings 700 banned bangers over border

Germany urges China: treat our man better

Germany urges China: treat our man better

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers

Spider smuggler caught in US sting operation

Spider smuggler caught in US sting operation

German man arrested for smuggling rare coral into US

German man arrested for smuggling rare coral into US

Dogs to sniff out endangered species trade in Frankfurt

Dogs to sniff out endangered species trade in Frankfurt