According to officials from Europol, fake passports destined for the terror group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL) have been discovered at refugee camps in Greece, Italian newspaper La Stampa reports.
The paper says that Europol discovered these documents as a part of a larger investigation looking into the trafficking of fake documents for ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Greece and Austria.
“In particular they have identified fake passports in the refugee camps in Greece that were destined to supposed members of ISIS (ISIL),” La Stampa said.
The British paper The Telegraph noted that as of Sunday there have been no comments regarding this issue from Europol.
Also reported by La Stampa is a growing concern from Europol that the terrorist group is using Greece as an entry point from Syria and Iraq into the EU by smuggling in terrorists amidst scores of refugees by providing them with fake Syrian passports.
With these fake passports the disguised ISIS members then are able to seek asylum in other EU countries, with the potential to become part of a terror cell or act alone as a lone wolf in acts of terror.
According the recent government reports, last week Greece saw some 261 new arrivals of migrants in the 24 hours from Thursday morning to Friday morning; an increase from the average 150 arrivals per day or less that Greece has seen since the EU-Turkey deal began in March.
Also raising concern is the uncertainty of the EU-Turkey migrant deal that states migrants rejected for asylum status in Greece can be returned to Turkey. Since July 15, when the Turkish military attempted a failed coup of the country, Turkey’s stability and reliability in regards to the EU migrants deal has been fragile and ready to collapse at any moment.
As of the present time, government reports say that there are some 58,000 migrants trapped in Greece since FYROM closed its border to migrants this past spring, leaving the asylum seekers forced to live in refugee camps set up throughout Greece.