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Smuggling of migrants offences (ICCS 08051)
"SMUGGLING OF MIGRANT OFFENCES" are defined as the procurement in order to obtain, directly or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit from the illegal entry of a person into a State Party of which the person is not a national or a permanent resident.
INCLUSIONS: Smuggling of migrants offences; harbouring smuggled migrants
EXCLUSIONS: Trafficking in Persons (TIP) (0204); illegal adoption (020291); creating, manufacturing,selling, passing or possessing a forged or counterfeit visa, passport, or other documents required to enter a State (07023)
“ILEGAL ENTRY” is crossing borders without complying with the necessary requirements for legal entry into the receiving State

[Sources:Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime . United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), New York, 2000. Web:
International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.78, including footnotes 114 and 115. Web:]