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Greek police arrest migrants disguised as ‘volleyball team’ at Athens Airport

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Greek police announced they have arrested 10 Syrian migrants posing as a volleyball team at Athens airport after they attempted to travel to Switzerland with illegally obtained Ukrainian passports.

Migrants carrying fake documents are often stopped at Greek airports and this group of ten men was caught by Greek security wearing matching uniforms, sports bags and carrying two volleyballs.

Police said the migrants were trying to travel on passports that did not belong to them.

Airport authorities said the migrants entered the country without legal documents, and that the group hoped to get past passport control in disguise.

Migrants fleeing from countries in the Middle East and North Africa frequently arrive in Greece, hoping to reach destinations in Central Europe.

According to official data, there are tens of thousands of asylum seekers in overcrowded camps on Lesvos, Chios, and Samos, the Greek islands at the forefront of the migrant influx.

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This post was last modified on September 23, 2019 9:59 am

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