‘Yes, I’m the bloke who sells migrant boat tickets’

The Egyptian kingpin of an international people smuggling ring has admitted helping flood Europe with thousands of migrants from North Africa. Ahmed Ebid, 40, organised ‘death trap’ boat crossings across the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy last year. Ebid was working with people smuggling networks in north Africa to organise boats to bring over hundreds of migrants at a time. One crossing last October saw more than 640 migrants rescued by the Italian authorities after they attempted to cross in…

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