3 migrant traffickers detained near Turkey border

3 migrant traffickers detained near Turkey border

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3 migrant traffickers detained near Turkey border

Greek police say they have detained three migrant traffickers, a Turk and two Iraqis near the Greece-Turkey border.

The traffickers were detained after bringing 45 Syrian and Iraqi men, women and children across a river that forms the border between the two countries at that point. The traffickers used an inflatable motor boat and were on their way back to Turkey when detained.

In other unrelated cases, Greek police said Sunday they arrested an Afghan and a Pakistani attempting to travel to Germany from Kavala airport in northern Greece using a stolen German passport and a forged Pakistani passport, respectively.

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