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Immigrants found in Cape Greco

Police and coast guard coordinate rescue efforts

Newsroom / CNA

The Police proceeded with the arrest of two individuals in connection with the arrival of a boat that was spotted sailing off Cape Greco's coastal area on Monday evening, carrying 26 irregular immigrants. In the early hours, a second boat with 18 more irregular immigrants was also located, bringing the total to 44.

Specifically, at 7:30 PM on Monday evening, a boat was detected sailing in the maritime area of Cape Greco on radar. The Coast Guard and Maritime Police quickly rushed to the scene and found 18 men, 5 women, and 3 children on board, all of them irregular immigrants.

The 26 individuals were safely transferred to the fishing shelter in Paralimni by midnight. During the investigation of the case, the Police arrested two individuals, the boat's navigator, and a prohibited immigrant.

Subsequently, the immigrants were taken to the temporary migrant accommodation center in Pournara, Kokkinotrimithia.

At 2:55 AM, after midnight, the radar of the Coast Guard and Maritime Police spotted a second boat sailing in Cape Greco's maritime area.

The authorities promptly reached the location and found 18 male irregular immigrants on the boat, who are being transferred to the fishing shelter in Paralimni for their information to be recorded.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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