Smugglers exploit the displaced people’s conditions and take sums of money reach to 700 USD in return for smuggling them to Kurdistan Region
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed by reliable sources, that smugglers exploit the displaced people’s conditions throughout the areas of the Syrian North, and requests sums of money ranged between 300 to 700 US dollars in order to smuggle them from the Syrian North to the camps of Kurdistan Region of Iraq, despite the attempts by the Combating Organized Crime Bureaus affiliated to the Internal Security Forces (Asayish).
According what reliable sources said to SOHR; a number of smugglers have been already arrested, but they are released by the People’s Courts and prosecution within short time that does not exceed 48 hours in many occasions, because of the relations of these smugglers and being backed by some officials, or after paying bribes to some judges in return for releasing them.
Reliable sources confirmed that there are a number of smugglers were caught in the act of smuggling. However, they have been detained for less than 48 hours, then they were released.
“This phenomenon has widely spread in the Syrian North, especially in the area of Al-Malikiyah (Dayrik)” said the sources.