A 36-year-old Afghan man and a 32-year-old Iraqi were arrested on Saturday on the Igoumenitsa-Preveza highway on charges of transporting in two Iraqi illegal migrants and two children in separate vehicles.
According to police, the two alleged traffickers drove the would-be migrants from Athens to Igoumenitsa in order for the latter to try and board an Italy-bound ferry boat. All four migrants possessed forged Romanian passports, while claiming to have paid 10,000 euros each to an unknown man in Iraq for eventual passage to Germany.
One of the traffickers also possessed a forged Romanian passport and a driver's licence, whereas the car's plates were stolen.
The group of arrestees was led before a local prosecutor.