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Lyon, France - An Interpol operation targeting the criminal networks behind people smuggling, which has already led to 26 arrests, is now calling on the public's help to locate and bring the remaining fugitives to justice.

Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Hydra, focusing on 180 fugitives wanted by 31 countries, has also resulted in the positive location of a further 31 individuals.

More information on Operation Hydra

People smuggling is a global issue which is why international cooperation through operations such as Hydra are essential. The criminal networks involved have no regard for the safety or wellbeing of the people using their illegal services, they are just another commodity for them to trade, as we have seen with tragic results around the world.

Operation Hydra is aimed at dismantling these networks, to stop them from profiting from the desperation of people and bringing those responsible to justice, and we would encourage anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information on the possible location of the targets of Operation Infra Hydra, should contact their local police or Interpol's Fugitive Investigative Support unit.

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