Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

first_imgVIENNA (AP) — Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the United States or Britain.State Prosecutor Friedrich Koehl says investigations focus on at least 11 cases between last fall and February.The suspects worked for a private security company hired by Austrian Airlines and were in charge of controlling passports and tickets.Koehl said Tuesday that their acquaintances would purchase tickets, go to the departure gate and then give their boarding passes to those being smuggled. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories He says investigations began after a person traveling illegally was returned to Austria from the U.S., and someone asked by the smugglers to cooperate in the scheme by buying a ticket went to the police.The suspects were not identified in keeping with Austrian confidentiality laws.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more