Greek authorities arrested six people accused of human trafficking in Northern Greece, close to the border with Turkey, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency Reports.
The six alleged smugglers consist of one Greek and five Syrian citizens. The report notes that the individuals were caught after smuggling 25 Syrians and 4 Iraqis into Greece from Turkey, through the river of Evros, which runs through Greece as well as Bulgaria and Turkey.
Three Syrians, aged 20 and 21 years old, had smuggled the migrants and refugees in the country and were handed over to two other 23 and 29 year-old Syrians driving a transport truck, according to ANA-MPA. The 45 year-old Greek alleged smuggler was caught last after trying to meet up with the two Syrians driving the transport truck.
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