Two arrested on migrant smuggling charges


Two Romanian nationals were arrested on Christmas Day in Thessaloniki on migrant smuggling charges.

According to police, the two suspects – a 34-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman – were nabbed on Tuesday morning as they were leaving a warehouse on the city’s outskirts.

The warehouse was being used to temporarily house 44 migrants – 27 from Pakistan, 15 from Afghanistan and two from Bangladesh.

The migrants had illegally crossed the Greek-Turkish border and had each been charged 1,700 euros to be transported to Thessaloniki by the two Romanians.