A 22-year-old man was arrested by police in Thessaloniki on charges of migrant-trafficking after he was caught carrying eight illegal migrants, including two minors, in a car that he was driving.

The vehicle was sighted and placed under surveillance by police seeking migrant traffickers on Friday night, while further investigation revealed that the car had been reported stolen in Vari, Attica.

Police stopped the car in a rural region of Nea Peramos, Kavala and discovered the eight illegal migrants in the vehicle.

The 22-year-old river was arrested and the eight migrants will face an extradition process.