Ten suspected human traffickers held on Lesvos


Authorities on Lesvos on Thursday were questioning 10 suspected members of a human trafficking racket that is believed to have been transferring up to 500 migrants daily from the island to the Greek mainland.

The suspects, who are said to be of Pakistani, Afghan and Iraqi descent, were arrested on the island following a joint operation by members of the Greek Police’s counterterrorism department and the National Intelligence Service (EYP).

The racket is alleged to have worked with a travel agent on the island who allegedly issued ferry tickets for the migrants.

It is also said to have rented an apartment on the island where it is believed to have produced the forged documents for the migrants.

The 10 suspects were to face a prosecutor.