Two migrant traffickers were arrested by police of the special group for combatting illegal immigration in cooperation with FRONTEX officials, as they were attempting to cross 16 illegal immigrants into Greece.

The arrests took place in the region of Lagyna in Evros, northern Greece,  while the illegal immigrants were disembarking on the Greek side from a plastic boat.

When the two traffickers noticed the police they attempted to escape by swimming to the Turkish side of the Evros river but were arrested.

The two traffickers and the 16 illegal immigrants will be brought before a prosecutor in the city of Alexandroupoli.