Police in Çorum apprehend 119 migrants who entered Turkey illegally
ÇORUM – Anadolu Agency
Police in the Sungurlu district of the Black Sea province of Çorum apprehended a total of 119 people who had illegally entered Turkey on Aug. 10.
Sungurlu district police teams stopped a bus driven by a 29-year-old man, identified only as Mustafa Y., at a checkpoint in the Ankara-Samsun highway after receiving a tipoff.
The bus was later taken to a sports complex for searches after a number of migrants, mostly of Afghan, Pakistani, Iranian, Somalian, Uzbek and Syrian origin, were found inside. They did not have any passports or official documents to enter Turkey.
A total of 102 men, nine women and eight children inside the bus were transferred to the provincial immigration directorate to be deported to their countries following their proceedings.
Police also detained the driver Mustafa Y.
The migrants reportedly entered the country around two months ago and were heading to Ankara from the eastern province of Erzincan to work.
Some had reportedly been travelling inside the truck or in its sleeping pod.