Migrants crossing from Turkey up 30 percent, says police

There has been a 30 percent rise this year in the number of undocumented immigrants crossing into Greece via the country?s borders, police sources have told Kathimerini.

Authorities estimate that between 100 and 300 illegal migrants enter Greece everyday.

On Friday, a coast guard patrol found a boat carrying 40 migrants off the coast of Astakos in western Greece.

Authorities said that a suspected trafficker who was on board the vessel was arrested.