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Shipwreck: Nine Egyptians arrested as suspects of trafficking gang

Nine Egyptian men arrested as the suspected traffickers of the migrants on board the sunken fishing boat off Pylos were led before a public prosecutor in Kalamat late on Thursday and charged. They were given until Monday to prepare their testimony. The nine men are accused for forming a criminal …

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Two survivors of Kafireas shipwreck arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Two men who are believed to be responsible for the sinking of a boat that cost the lives of 22 people at Cape Kafireas were arrested by the Port Authority of Karystos, in southern Evia island, on Thursday. According to the 12 survivors, the boat was carrying 68 migrants when …

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Human traffickers ring dismantled on Rhodes; two hotel owners arrested

Two hotel owners alleged to be involved in a human trafficking ring that brought migrants from Turkey to Greece were arrested on Friday by Police on the island of Rhodes, with the assistance of the Protection of the Sea Borders Security Directorate, the police of the Dodecanese and the EUROPOL. …

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Police dismantles drugs trafficking ring, seizes 105 kg of cocaine

The Drugs Squad of the Greek Police dismantled a major cocaine trafficking ring and seized 105 kilogram of the illegal drug. In cooperation with the US DEA and following a tip off police raided an apartment in Agios Dimitrios-Brahami suburb of south Athens on Thursday. Police confiscated also 828,000 euros …

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Traffickers new method: Migrants transfer with fake ambulance and doctors

Greek Police in Thessaloniki has arrested a human trafficker who used a fake ambulance to transfer migrants, some of them dressed as doctors. The ambulance was spotted on Egnatia highway some 30 km away from Thessaloniki on Thursday. When police made a signal to the driver to stop the vehicle, …

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