Seven people accused of giving illegal aid to foreigners

Prosecutors asking for fines, although prison is a possibility

Prosecutors from the South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police have decided to bring charges against seven people for helping illegal foreign nationals to reside in Denmark and illegally travel through the country to Sweden.

“Several of those involved publicised their actions on social media,  so we have decided to announce that we are bringing charges,” chief prosecutor Henriette Rosenborg Larsen told DR Nyheder.

Good have meant jail time
Larsen said the offences could well have carried prison time, but the circumstances of the cases led to the prosecution shooting for fines instead, pointing at a case from Jutland, where a 41-year-old man was recently fined for driving five Afghans from Germany to the ferry in Grenå.

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