Austrian abstracts concerning human smuggling and drug related crime

The annual report „Organised Human Smuggling“ is intended to give stakeholders of the Federal Ministry of the Interior an in-depth overview of organised human smuggling or illegal migration and to offer contribution to strategic decision making. In addition, it shall serve as feedback for our colleagues.

Austria is consume, transit and trading centre for illegal drugs and place of diverse offender groups and distribution networks. The presence of the Balkan Route, where heroin and opiate products are being smuggled from Afghanistan to and through Austria and drug precursors are being smuggled into the opposite direction, shows to have an important impact. The Vienna international airport serves in particular for the import smuggling of cocaine from the South American countries. Bordering countries that are producing methamphetamine, the own production of cannabis products and especially the on the Internet (Darknet) offered illegal drugs and new psychoactive substances guarantee a wide range of drug offers.