Greek Coast Guard arrests another Turkish human trafficker at gunpoint (video)

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Another Turkish human trafficker was intercepted and arrested by the Greek Coast Guard as he was trying to flee back to Turkey.

In the video you can see the arrest being made as the coast guard runs down the smaller boat and he was arrested at gunpoint and then later charged.

Only last Thursday the Hellenic Coast Guard in Rhodes arrested another 21-year-old Turkish man for transporting illegal immigrants to Greece. The arrested man claims to serve as a qualified gunner with the rank of corporal in the Turkish gendarmerie.

The 21-year-old Turk was arrested when, on the morning of November 13, 2022, the coast guard was informed about an unruly vessel in the sea area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKalavardon-Soroni.

A coast guard vessel, which was on a scheduled patrol, rushed to the area and at 6:30 a.m. that day and spotted an orange high-speed inflatable boat in Greek territorial waters, without navigation lights, with a person of Turkish nationality.

The 21-year-old Turk admitted to the Greek port authority, where he was taken after his arrest, that he illegally transported immigrants from Datsa to Rhodes, whom he disembarked at Fanon beach and attempted to return with his speedboat to Turkish shores, but it broke down and he had to ask for help.

He confessed that he is originally from Istanbul and serves as a qualified gunner with the rank of corporal in the Turkish gendarmerie. As he said, he serves in a military base in Hakkari and came to Rhodes with the purpose of transporting migrants.

The Turk also claimed that he is in debt and that his salary in the army is small (8,000 Turkish liras per month).