Immigrants pulled from boat

Coast guard officers rescued 151 undocumented immigrants off the island of Elafonissos early Friday after the boat they were sailing in ran aground. All those on board were men aged between 16 and 30.

Authorities were alerted when one of the migrants called the police station in Sparta to report the boat had run into problems. It was not clear where the migrants had sailed from.

Meanwhile, a 47-year-old lorry driver was arrested at the port of Patra Friday after 19 illegal immigrants were found hiding in a secret compartment in his vehicle. A 46-year-old woman was also arrested at the port of Igoumenitsa when officers found two migrants hiding in her car.  

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