Two arrested on human-trafficking charges

Two Turkish nationals, aged 37 and 45, were expected to face a prosecutor after being arrested late on Tuesday in connection to an alleged human trafficking ring after police discovered a group of 56 undocumented immigrants, mostly Syrian nationals, in two lorries they were driving. The arrests were made at the port of Igoumenitsa in western Greece.

Police believe the two suspects were members of a criminal ring taking undocumented migrants through to Italy.

The immigrants were allegedly picked up by the smugglers in the area of Neochori in Thesprotia, northern Greece, before setting off for Igoumenitsa in their efforts to reach the neighboring country.