Port authorities in the extreme northwest port of Igoumenitsa arrested a 53-year-old man for transporting four illegal immigrants in a hidden compartment in his truck.

The four illegals were detected in the right fuel tank of the truck as it parked in the hold of a ferry boat heading to Igoumenitsa from Patras. The final destination was Brindisi, Italy.

On the arrival of the vessel "Elli T" in Igoumenitsa, authorities arrested the four foreign nationals and the lorry's driver.