Albania returns six Syrians to Greece

26 March 2016
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Albanian authorities have returned to Greece six Syrians who had illegally crossed the border.

Police said Saturday they arrested a 47-year old Albanian who had assisted the Syrians to cross in a mountainous area near Gjirokastra, 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Tirana, for 300 euros ($335) each.

The Albanian is charged with assistance to illegal border crossing, which is punishable by up to seven years’ imprisonment.

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