An illegal migrant smuggling ring was disbanded by Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis police on Saturday, and three people were arrested.
Three men were arrested as they prepared to transport 25 illegal migrants initially to Athens and from there to Germany.
After investigation of information on the ring's activities, in a coordinated operation on Saturday night police arrested the three migrant smugglers who arrived at a pre-determined site with two cars and a taxi to pick up the illegal migrants -- 13 men, 6 women and 6 minors.
The migrants paid 300 euros each to the ring for transport from Evros border prefecture to Thessaloniki, while they were due to pay another 700 euros each for the rest of the journey.
The detainees will be taken before a public prosecutor.