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Seventy would-be migrants intercepted

Seventeen would-be migrants were escorted to the resort of Palaiokastritsa by a coast guard vessel on Monday after the inflatable dinghy in which they had been seeking to cross from the Ionian island to Italy was spotted by a helicopter belonging to the European Unionís border monitoring agency Frontex.

Meanwhile another 53 undocumented immigrants were detained after authorities spotted a yacht off the northwestern coast of Preveza.

The 64-year-old captain of the boat was also arrested.

ekathimerini.com , Monday May 21, 2012 (21:34)  
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