Migrants dressed as fake volleyball team in attempt to enter Austria from Greece


Greek police arrested a group of migrants dressed up as a sports team that attempted to travel to  Vienna using fake passports.

The incident was the third in two years.

Syrian nationals were arrested on Sunday evening at Athens airport.

Greek public radio ERT reported Monday that the men were travelling with fake Romanian passports. 

The "volleyball team".

They were heading for Vienna and were trying to pass themselves off as a volleyball team.

With the help of smugglers, migrants have used this method several times to try to reach Europe.

In September 2019 and March 2020, Greek police stopped two groups pretending to be volleyballers and handballers that were attempting to travel to Switzerland and Austria respectively.

Police say a falsified passport costs €500-€3,000 on the Greek black market, depending on the forged document's quality.

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