Illegal immigrants from Turkey and Iran stopped by Zakynthos Police from traveling to Italy

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Fourteen illegal immigrants from Turkey and Iran were arrested by police officers of the Zakynthos Police Department on a beach in Vasilikos.

According to Proto Thema, the fourteen illegal immigrants are Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian, and are in good health.

All the people have been arrested and are at the island's police department so their information can be checked.

Zakynthos Police Station.
Zakynthos Police Station.

According to police sources, it seems that they were waiting for a boat to transport them to Italy and used the Greek island as a stopover.

In September, a broken down yacht with 73 illegal immigrants and two alleged migrant smugglers, were rescued off the of Zakynthos after the vessel sent out a distress signal, as reported by Greek City Times.

The passengers (48 men and 26 women) lacked identity papers and told Greek authorities they were from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey.

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