Six illegal migrants, four Iranians, an Iraqi and a Syrian man, were arrested in the northeast border region of Evros on Thursday following a brief police chase, while the alleged migrant smuggler fled the scene and is being sought by authorities.
Police also seized a stolen vehicle used in the ill-fated transport of the Third World nationals from Evros to a destination in Greece's interior.
The illegal migrants were apprehended when they abandoned the car on Egnatia motorway, after earlier having been ferried into Greece from the opposite Turkish border, authorities said.