Two arrested on migrant smuggling charges

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.

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