Police in the Athens district of Kolonos on Monday announced the dismantling of a ring of migrant traffickers operating out of the Kolonos area, in collaboration with the Attica Aliens Directorate.
Two Afghan men aged 23 and 25 years old, respectively, were arrested when 31 illegal migrants were found in the truck they were driving. The migrants, 27 Afghans and four Pakistanis, hoped to get passage to Italy.
A police investigation showed that members of the ring operated an internet service provider on Acharnon Street, through which they made deals for the transport of illegal migrants to European countries and received the sums agreed on.
A search of the premises revealed 1,080 euro, a bank book with two withdrawal and one deposit slip, three cash transfer receipts and three mobile phones. Police also confiscated a private truck.