Police smash Pakistani people-trafficking gang

Italian and German police on Tuesday said they had broken up a Pakistani-run gang that smuggled people into Europe across the Balkans.

Anti-mafia prosecutors in the eastern Italian coastal cit of Ancona spearheaded the joint operation in cooperation with state prosecutors in the southern German city of Hof, police said.

The gang was made up of Pakistani citizens, Italian police said in a statement.

Additional details of the operation were to be provided at an upcoming press conference, police said.