Greek authorities dismantle immigrant smuggling gang


A gang that smuggled illegal  by transporting them from Turkey to Greece and later helped them reach other European countries was dismantled.

According to the investigation, the gang used inflatable boats, illegally transported illegal immigrants from Cesme, Turkey, to deserted beaches in Ikaria, Greece.

There they were hidden in hotels or apartments and then transported by boat to Attica. They then organised their transport to other European countries

The leader of the gang, in order to hide his activities, often moved between Mykonos, where he lived, and Samos, Ikaria and Attica.

The gang recently transported 33 illegal immigrants and also had links to people in the UK, which is also being investigated by British authorities.

18 passports along with phones, money and other valuables were seized.

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