Police guard implicated in migrant smuggling ring in Evros


An operation carried out by Thessaloniki police on Tuesday has led to the arrest of 11 suspected members of a migrant smuggling racket, including a police special guard, according to a police statement released on Wednesday.

According to police, sources, the organization smuggled migrants over the Evros River into Greece from Turkey.

The police guard implicated in the racket had been transferred to the Evros region from a precinct in Athens a few months ago, sources said.

Thessaloniki police carried out the operation with help from the Alexandroupoli precinct.