In this Friday Jan. 16, 2015 photo, the head of the European police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright, answers questions during an interview in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Continental police agency Europol Tuesday launched a specialist unit to tackle rampant people smuggling across the Mediterranean, despite the increasingly chaotic situation in North Africa."In Libya, for example, it's very difficult to do, it's not always possible for us to have very strong law enforcement relations with these countries," he said.The unit will pass on its intelligence to countries where they do have partners, who can in turn make arrests, Europol said.The police agency on Tuesday announced as part of its migration crackdown the arrest of 16 alleged people smugglers in Greece, who earned up to 7.5 million euros smuggling hundreds of migrants.
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