EU home to more than 5,000 criminal gangs who make BILLIONS from migrant crisis

MORE than 5,000 organised crime gangs are under investigation in the European Union, as police chiefs warn crime bosses made billions from the migrant crisis.

Europol says there thousands of organised criminal gangs operating on an international level currently under investigation in the EU, compared to at least 3,600 criminal gangs in 2013.

Around 60 per cent of the gang members are EU nationals according to Europol’s most recent report.

Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, said: “This increase is primarily a reflection of a much improved intelligence picture.