Would-be smuggler caught in Soufli


A 41-year-old Georgian man was arrested by police near the village of Soufli, close to the Turkish border in northeastern Greece, after officers found 12 refugees from Syria and Iraq in his car.

Police signaled to the 41-year-old to stop for a routine inspection on a country road but he drove off, prompting a chase.

When police cornered him, he got out of his car and tried to flee on foot but was caught. A check on the car revealed that the license plates were fake.