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Bangladeshi among 59 migrants held in Greece

International Desk |
Update: 2019-04-20 6:06:26 PM
Bangladeshi among 59 migrants held in Greece

Greek police say they have stopped a truck with stolen license plates and found 59 undocumented migrants, including of Bangladesh, inside.

The truck was stopped Friday afternoon on the highway about 30 kilometers (20 miles) east of Thessaloniki, because it had Bulgarian license plates that had been reported stolen. 

Behind a few boxes of insulation materials lay the 59 migrants, about half from Somalia, and the rest from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Palestine and Sudan, police announced Saturday (April 20).

The migrants told police they had paid 1,500 euros ($1,690) each to a trafficker in Turkey who helped them cross into Greece by boat, before boarding the truck.

The 61-year-old Bulgarian driver was arrested.

Fox News

BDST: 1746 HRS, APR 20, 2019


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