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Authorities intercept truck carrying 32 illegal migrants

Δημοσίευση 24 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:05 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Authorities intercept truck carrying 32 illegal migrants
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During a stop and search at dawn on Sunday, Greek police found and arrested 32 illegal migrants hidden in a truck travelling down the national highway near Corinth, as well as the 26-year-old Ukrainian driving the vehicle.

During a stop and search at dawn on Sunday, Greek police found and arrested 32 illegal migrants hidden in a truck travelling down the national highway near Corinth, as well as the 26-year-old Ukrainian driving the vehicle.

The truck was taking the migrants from Athens to the port of Patras, where it would have boarded a ferry sailing to Bari, Italy.

The 32 migrants arrested included 26 men from Afghanistan and six Iraqis, including two adult women and two minors, a boy and a girl.

The truck driver displayed a German vehicle registration, license plates and insurance that all proved to be fake. The truck's Vehicle Indentification Number (VIN) was later found to belong to a truck owned by a company in Agious Anargyrou in Attica.

The migrant-trafficker and the migrants were detained and will appear before a Corinth public prosecutor while the vehicle has been confiscated. An investigation is being carried out by the Corinth police.