Operation Xenios Zeus in figures

A total of 654 migrants were temporarily detained by police in central Athens on Friday, taking to 11,949 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 the 11,949 detained in the ongoing crackdown, 2,020 were found to lack documents entitling them to legal residence in the country and have either been deported or are awaiting repatriation while being held in detention.