Police arrest two for smuggling refugees

7 September 2016
25 Views

Greek police have arrested two local men for allegedly trying to smuggle a group of Syrian refugees trapped in Greece over the rugged border with Albania.

Police said the suspects were part of a network that had promised to clandestinely bring the refugees to northern Europe, for which each Syrian was to pay 1,200 euros (US$1,300) upon arrival.

A police statement Tuesday said the two Greeks were arrested in the mountainous Kastoria region, after letting off 14 Syrians near the border. They had allegedly driven the group there in two cars from the northern city of Thessaloniki.

It was the fifth such incident on the Albanian border since mid-July.

About 60,000 refugees and other migrants have been trapped in Greece by a series of Balkan border closures in March.

You may be interested

Thomsen: Debt relief after 2018
FINANCE
shares44 views
FINANCE
shares44 views

Thomsen: Debt relief after 2018

makis - May 23, 2017

Poul Thomsen, the IMF’s Director of the European Department towed the line of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble after the…

164 refugees land on Greek islands in one day
GREECE
shares49 views
GREECE
shares49 views

164 refugees land on Greek islands in one day

makis - May 23, 2017

The refugee flows to Greece are continuing at a steady pace as the weather warms up. 164 refugees and illegal…

Tsipras: We are in solidarity with British people
POLITICS
shares45 views
POLITICS
shares45 views

Tsipras: We are in solidarity with British people

makis - May 23, 2017

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tweeted his solidarity to the British people after the Manchester terrorist attack, which kill 22 young…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.