Turkish gendarmes capture over 180 illegal migrants
ÇANAKKALE / BURDUR
AA photoOver 180 illegal migrants have been caught in the northwestern province of Çanakkale and the southwestern province of Burdur as they were preparing to illegally make their way to neighboring countries, a security source told state-run Anadolu Agency on Dec. 18.
A total of 150 illegal migrants were caught in the Çavdır district of Burdur, the source said.
They were mostly from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Syria, China, Iran and Iraq.
One of the organizers were detained while a search is underway for four others.
In addition, district gendarmerie command caught 19 Syrians and 15 Afghans including women and children in the Bayramiç district of Çanakkale, blocking their illegal journey to the Greek island of Lesbos.
Another suspect was detained for helping the foreigners in their illegal journey.