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Sixty more migrants found in Cyprus

Police detain Nigerian resident without legal permission

Newsroom / CNA

Yesterday afternoon, checks continued at the apartment complex of Agios Nikolaos in Chloraka to record the residents who are migrants. This action was taken following a decision made last Monday at the Presidential Palace. During these checks, a total of 60 individuals were documented.

According to the Police Spokesperson of Paphos, Michalis Nikolaou, yesterday afternoon from 3:30 to 6:30, 52 police officers from the Paphos Aliens and Immigration Unit, the Paphos Port and Marine Police, and the Migration Management and Asylum Directorate (MMAD), in collaboration with officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare and the Asylum Service of the Ministry of Interior, conducted inspections in apartments where migrants reside in order to collect their information.

From the investigations conducted within the apartments where no individuals were found during previous inspections, an additional 60 people were identified, and their details were recorded to follow the established procedure. This procedure involves either transferring them to the refugee reception center in Kofinou or finding an alternative location for them to continue their stay in Cyprus.

During the aforementioned registration process, Mr. Nikolaou added that a 32-year-old individual from Nigeria was identified, who is in the Cyprus territory illegally. The 32-year-old was apprehended for the necessary legal deportation procedures.

Furthermore, Mr. Nikolaou mentioned that today, starting from 5 in the morning, a new operation to document the migrant's information is underway, involving a large number of police officers. The objective is to exhaust all possibilities to achieve a complete record of all individuals residing in the apartment complex. The results of today's checks will be announced within the day. It should be noted that from the first registration operation, it was determined that 81 individuals were residing in the inspected apartments, including 39 men, 17 women, and 25 minors.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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