Suspected migrant trafficker caught in northern Greece

Police in Katerini near Thessaloniki on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old Egyptian national believed to belong to a criminal racket that has been trafficking undocumented immigrants.

The 21-year-old was detained near Katerini railway station after a police inspection determined that the four migrants with whom he had been due to travel to Italy were in possession of forged documents.

The ethnic origin of the migrants was unclear, according to police sources who said each of them had paid 6,000 euros for the planned transfer.