The European Union is being warned by international security personnel that there may be terrorists infiltrating among the migrants who flock to the continent.
Smugglers’ boats sailing the Mediterranean Sea and carrying migrants to Europe may present a risk to the European Union, according to the warning received by Michele Coninsx, head of Eurojust, the EU judicial cooperation agency.
The agency, which is tasked with helping EU nations respond to illegal immigration, terrorism and cyber crime, warned that some of the migrants may actually be fighters with Da’esh, the ISIS terrorist organization.
In addition, Da’esh and similar groups are using funds obtained from human trafficking to fund their terrorist activities, according to a report by The Associated Press.
Coninsx told reporters on Monday that although she could not share specific information provided by EU nations to Eurojust, the agency’s efforts are ongoing. She added that the scope of the infiltration by Da’esh terrorists now facing EU law enforcement officials is not yet clear.