Police arrest 16 migrants trying to reach Italy with fake travel papers

Police in the western port city of Patra have arrested 16 migrants trying to board a ferry to Italy with fake travel documents.

A 42-year-old bus driver was also arrested on charges of human smuggling, and was also found to be carrying an unspecified amount of cannabis and 600 euros in cash.

There was no mention of the nationality of the detained migrants.

Greece is a main entry point to the European Union for Asian and African immigrants.

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