Police nets migrant smuggling gang

24 February 2017
1010 Views

The Greek Police (ELAS) on Friday announced the arrest of nine suspected members of a major human trafficking racket moving migrants from Turkey to Greece, saying that five Greeks and four Pakistani nationals had been detained for questioning.

According to ELAS, the two suspected leaders of the racket are a Greek and a Bulgarian, both currently serving time in prison.

Investigators determined that the racket has been in operation since October 2016 and is believed to have smuggled more than 200 undocumented migrants into Greece.

Police confiscated three vehicles believed to have been used to transport the migrants upon their arrival in Greece as well as weapons.

Another 11 suspected members of the racket were being sought.

You may be interested

Poll: New Democracy leads with a 14.8% difference to SYRIZA
POLITICS
shares24 views
POLITICS
shares24 views

Poll: New Democracy leads with a 14.8% difference to SYRIZA

makis - Jun 24, 2021

The governing party of New Democracy is clearly leading the polls with 37%, a difference of 14.8% from SYRIZA which…

Greece and Italy top European picks for American tourists
GREECE
shares25 views
GREECE
shares25 views

Greece and Italy top European picks for American tourists

Panos - Jun 24, 2021

Italy and Greece are the top two choices in Europe for American travellers this season, according to a report by…

Turkish coastguard harassed Cypriot fishing boat (photos)
GREECE
shares29 views
GREECE
shares29 views

Turkish coastguard harassed Cypriot fishing boat (photos)

Panos - Jun 24, 2021

New provocation from Turkey. Turkish coastguards harassed the fishing boat “Maria – Bouboulina”, while sailing in international territorial waters. The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.