A 31-year-old man was arrested on Saturday on charges of transporting illegal migrants with his car.
The vehicle, sporting Bulgarian plates, did not stop at a police checkpoint at Xanthi interchange on Egnatia motorway in NE Greece and sped away.
After a pursuit the suspect abandoned the vehicle with the illegals inside near the city of Kavala and attempted to escape on foot. Police found seven Iraqis, one Afghani, a Syrian and an Iranian national in the car.