September 24, 2018

Police discover 19 migrants in tanker (Punch)

Police discover 19 migrants in tanker (Punch)

Greek Police have arrested a 57-year-old driver of articulated vehicle suspected of human smuggling after they found 19 migrants hidden in a tanker near the Greek border with Turkey.

The people from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Iran, seven of them minors, were in a life-threatening situation as they were being transported in the non-ventilated tank, police said on Friday.

The migrants apparently travelled on foot from Turkey and were picked up by the suspected smugglers who planned to take them to a port in western Greece, a police officer told dpa in Athens. Read more

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