A migrant smuggler was arrested and 20 illegal migrants were detained by police on Thursday night near Aigialia after police stopped a truck carrying the migrants.
Police from Egio and Athens stopped the truck along the new Athens-Patras national highway, and found 20 illegal migrants of various nationalities hidden in the truck, which bore foreign license plates.

The 40-year-old driver, a foreign national, was arrested and the illegal migrants were also detained.

According to police the truck had set off from Athens, with the illegal migrants on board, and was heading to the western port of Patras from where the migrants planned to illegally enter Italy by boat.