Coast Guard detains 32 migrants from trucks at port of Patra

Coast Guard officers at the port of Patra, western Greece, detained more than 30 would-be migrants late on Thursday following checks on truck that had been due to board cargo vessels bound for Italy.

A total of 22 migrants were found in one vessel and another 10 in the other, according to officers who gave no details about their ethnic origin.

Coast Guard officials said the migrants’ lives would have been at risk inside closed cargo trucks for several hours.

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