Three migrant traffickers arrested on Evros River

The Orestiada Police illegal migration unit on Thursday reported the arrest of three migrant traffickers during a raid on the shores of the Evros River.
The arresting officers initially caught two foreign nationals from Myanmar and Afghanistan as they were climbing into a boat in order to transport 50 illegal migrants from the Turkish shore to the Greek shore of the river.
Further down, in the area of Marasion, they arrested one more migrant trafficker of Lebanese nationality as he was transporting 12 illegal migrants across in a plastic dinghy.

Orestiada Police commander Giorgos Salamangas said his men were working on the base of a special plan and been issued with specialised equipment such as thermal cameras, increasing their arrests of migrant traffickers to 32 since the start of the year.

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