Greek police arrest 8 smugglers who generated 38 migrants

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017|8:29 p.m.

THESSALONIKI, Greece– Greek authorities revealed they have apprehended 8 migrant traffickers who supposedly smuggled 38 migrants through Greece’s land border with Turkey.

All the arrests were made Friday, in northern Greece, in four separate events.

The biggest group of migrants– 10 from Vietnam, two from Iraq and two from Pakistan– was smuggled by two Moldovans and a Romanian. The migrants were stowed away in one vehicle while 2 other traffickers owned another automobile, looking for authorities roadblocks, police say.

10 Syrians and Somalis smuggled in by a Bulgarian chauffeur informed police they paid 2,400 euros ($2,836) each to be taken into main Europe. Another 7 Iraqis, five Afghanis and two Pakistanis were also smuggled in by traffickers.

Similar events take place nearly daily, authorities state.

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