Eighteen people arrested in illegal migrant sweep

A total of 295 migrants were temporarily detained by police in downtown Athens on Friday as part of the ongoing Xenios Zeus operation aimed at curbing illegal immigration.

According to a statement released by Greek police, Friday’s operations led to the arrest of 18 people on charges of illegal resident status.

So far, the total number of immigrants questioned by policemen as part of the operation is 71,398, of which 4,335 were arrested.