- Used mainly by people from Central Asia; it winds across the states of the former Soviet Union, reaching the Scandinavian countries through a final sea lap from Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania. The route has become popular since the disintegration of the USSR.
- Entry points: Finland and Sweden are the main points of entry into western Europe
The Eastern Route
- Controlled by Russian organised crime, who transport Asians—mainly Indians, Armenians and Chinese. It starts from Moscow from where these Asians take a train to Belarus. And then are transported by car to the Polish border with Lithuania or Ukraine, and then finally into Europe.
- Entry points: Indians with the help of organised gangs enter Poland through the 105-km-long Lithuanian border