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Posts Tagged ‘Ghermay Ermias’

The World’s Most Wanted People-Smuggler

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 23, 2015

የኢትዮጵያን ስም ከመጥፎ ነገር ጋር አያይዞ በመጥራት የአገራችንን ስም ለማጥፋት እንዴት እንደሚቸኩሉና እንደሚደሰቱ ይህን መሰሉ ጽሑፍ ይጠቁመናል። ወንጀለኛውን ግርማይ መልምለውት ቢሆን አያስገርምም!

An Ethiopian called Ghermay Ermias is the dangerous and elusive criminal behind Europe’s migrant crisis

BoogeyManOperation Glauco – it is an ongoing 18-month investigation into Africa’s most organised and ruthless people–trafficking organisation conducted by the Italian Squadra Mobile.

In an impressive feat of detection, the Sicily-based cops have compiled over 700 pages of evidence against the trafficking gang. Veterans of the decades-long war against the Sicilian Cosa Nostra (the Mafia), the investigative squad employed all the same techniques that worked against their traditional enemy — including covert surveillance, witness protection and, above all, mobile phone intercepts.

It is evidence from the phone taps that prove the Colonel’s prison officers are bent. In May of last year, one of the top-dog traffickers was taped boasting about how he bribed the guards in the detention centres. Corrupt officers released their inmates for cash, it turned out, and the traffickers would then hold them to ransom. If their relatives failed to pay up, the migrants were severely beaten, the women raped.

The Glauco operation was launched in the aftermath of a tragedy in October 2013, when a vessel carrying several hundred African migrants caught fire off the coast of Lampedusa and sank. There were 366 fatalities — mostly Eritreans fleeing one of the world’s most oppressive regimes.

Pope Francis called the incident ‘a disgrace’ and a task force was quickly assembled. Within weeks the main culprit had been identified: a multinational criminal enterprise operating in Sudan, Libya and the European mainland; the capo di tutti capi of the people-trafficking gang, an Ethiopian called Ghermay Ermias.

Gerry Ferrara, the Sicilian lawyer charged with bringing Ermias to justice, has successfully challenged some of the most ruthless mafiosi, as well as Balkan and Rwandan war criminals. He ranks his latest foe among the worst criminals he has encountered. ‘Ermias is very famous all over Africa,’ Ferrara says. ‘Everybody knows him but at same time it is very difficult to identify him — where he lives, nobody knows.’



“I’m often suspicious when a single man is identified as the root of the world’s problems. It’s often a gross over-simplification, as if he were a Bond villain. The media obsesses about one man, and the overall problem is not studied or explained properly. It normally suits someone’s agenda to leave it thus.”

“The powers that be setting up a bogeyman for their open borders/destruction of Western civilisation policy. Watch how the EU and its slave governments pretend to hunt this person down and shift the blame onto him and other smugglers. We really are being governed by the most evil people ever and I am fed up with the constant deceit.”



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