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Greek police arrest 2 migrant traffickers, 14 Syrians

February 24, 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested two migrant traffickers who were transporting 14 undocumented Syrians, eight of them children.

The arrests of a 21-year-old Syrian and a 24-year-old Iraqi took place Friday near Greece’s northeastern border with Turkey but were announced Saturday.

The traffickers picked up the Syrians once they had crossed into Greece and put them into the cargo space of a small van, police say. They drove along back roads to escape detection, but were apprehended nonetheless.

Police say the traffickers planned to take the migrants to the northern city of Thessaloniki and onto a yet-unknown destination. Police are still questioning the traffickers and the migrants.

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