More immigrants detained as crackdown continues

Almost 600 migrants were detained by police in central Athens on Sunday, taking to nearly 9,500 the total number of immigrants stopped and questioned by officers since earlier this month, when the Xenios Zeus operation aimed at tackling illegal immigration began.

Of those detained on Sunday, 50 migrants were arrested as they did not have legal residence papers. The total number of migrants arrested so far has risen to 1,870.