Turkish Coast Guard captures 73 immigrants in Aegean Sea
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoSome 73 illegal immigrants have been captured off of Turkey’s western coast during operations conducted by the Coast Guard to halt human trafficking in the Aegean Sea.
The Coastguard Aegean Sea Regional Command captured 73 illegal immigrants between Oct. 25 and 27 in the course of patrols against the illegal passage of immigrants in the Aegean Sea, the İzmir Governor’s Office said in a statement.
The migrants, including women and children, were from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Eritrea, Sierra Leone and Syria.
They were caught off of İzmir’s Çeşme district and on the Kargı Island off of Muğla’s Bodrum district before being delivered to the judicial authorities.