Five Afghan invaders pretending to be refugees in Austria have been arrested after using their taxpayer-funded welfare payments to set up an international drug ring.
The leader of the gang used his €914 a month social security payment to pay for flights back to Kabul to set up the drug smuggling network, even though he claimed to have “fled” from Afghanistan in “fear of his life.”
According to a report on the Austrian Life Radio news network, the nonwhite invaders were arrested with at least €78,000 in cash—the revenue from the drug network which was only a few months old.
The invaders only “arrived” in Austria in March this year, claiming to be “fleeing for their lives” from Afghanistan, and were immediately given permission to stay as officially recognized “asylum seekers.”
As part of their benefits they received free housing, medical care, and the €917 per month cash payments each.
Their drug operation only came to light last week when police officers spotted four nonwhites behaving suspiciously in a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and searched—and the Afghans, aged 17, 20, 24, and 30, were found to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana.
Further investigation led to the gang’s ringleader, also aged 30, living in an apartment in Wels.
As revealed in the Krone newspaper, the gang’s leader had “repeatedly flown home to Kabul” and had financed the journeys out of his “asylum” welfare payments.
The nonwhite swindler had even claimed to have moved to Vienna earlier this year to draw an even larger welfare payment when the state government of Upper Austria had reduced the amount paid to the invaders.
In reality, he remained living in the apartment in the city of Wels.
He had been able to fly back to Kabul several times, claiming he was going on holiday despite the fact he had “fled” the country “because of the war.”