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31 Immigrants Rescued off the Coast of Chios

The Greek Coast Guard proceeded with yet another illegal immigrants rescue operation, one of the many carried out on a daily basis during the last months. More specifically, in the early hours on Wednesday, two Coast Guard vessels rescued 31 immigrants...

25 Illegal Immigrants Found at Igoumenitsa Port

A truck carrying 25 illegal immigrants was found at Igoumenitsa port. The truck was heading to Italy, leading authorities to believe that Greece was the transition point for the vehicle carrying the human cargo. The truck was supposedly carrying spare parts and...

16 Migrants Arrested by Greek Coast Guard off Chios

]Greek coast guards rescued and arrested sixteen migrants off the island of Chios in the Aegean Sea. Greek authorities were also able to capture the person who was trafficking migrants within the country’s borders. The sixteen migrants had no documents and are...

Greek Coast Guard Shoot Suspected Smuggler off Kos Coast

A man, possibly a Turkish smuggler, died after gunfire from the Greek coast guard, who were chasing the speedboat he was piloting Tuesday off the Psalidi coast in Kos, Greece. According to sources, seven illegal immigrants were located on Psalidi beach by coast...

408 Illegal Immigrants Rescued in Crete

This morning, Greek Coast Guard authorities mounted a rescue operation after receiving an SOS signal on Sunday, sent by a boat carrying illegal immigrants. The rescue mission successfully came to an end on Monday afternoon, with the Coast Guard rescuing...

Greek Coast Guard Pursues Vessel Smuggling Immigrants

A pursuit between a Turkish smuggler vessel and a patrol boat of the Greek Coast Guard on Thursday morning in the sea area of Oinousses, in the north-eastern Aegean Sea, led to the injury of three illegal immigrants, who...

Immigrant Trafficking in Northern Greece

Two Pakistani men aged 29 and 34 were arrested on Saturday in Alexandroupoli in Thrace, northern Greece, during an operation by the Greek police. They were charged with committing a felony, being members of a criminal gang and participating...

Greek Coast Guard Searching for Missing Castaways

A rescue operation is underway by the Greek Coast guard, after a fishing vessel containing illegal immigrants capsized, 1.5 nautical miles from the island of Farmakonisi, Greece, in the Eastern Aegean.The Coast Guard ship had detected the drifting vessel...

85 Illegal Immigrants Found in the Aegean Sea

Eighty-five illegal immigrants, including 15 children and 20 women, were found on board a sailing boat, 5.6 miles south-west of the island of Astypalaia. In difficult weather conditions, the Greek Coast Guard rescued the group and transferred them safely to...

942 Illegal Immigrants Deported

The Hellenic Police announced that in November 2013, 942 foreigners returned to their countries of origin. Out of these people, 322 were returned to their countries with the help of the Hellenic Police Aliens Directorate of Attica. Most of the illegal...