x

Society

Migrant Smugglers Arrested on Lefkada Island, Achaia Prefecture

November 17, 2020

PATRAS, Greece — A criminal ring smuggling migrants into Italy was broken up on Lefkada island in western Greece, port authorities said on Monday.

Three of its members were among the crew on a sailboat and two more arrested on land.

The three members were serving as crew on a sailing boat carrying 36 migrants and refugees SW of the island. Port authorities intercepted it and forced it to tie at the Lefkada port, where it was confiscated and the three crew members were arrested, along with another foreign national who was waiting for them at port.

Port authority officials and special ops members in the protection of sea borders raided a house on the island and confiscated several materials including mobile phones, a fake ID, drugs and 4,020 euros.

On the Peloponnese, in Achaia prefecture, police identified and arrested a man who drove the migrants on his bus to the sailboat departing for Lefkada.

 

RELATED

ATHENS - While accused by human rights groups of pushing back other refugees, Greece took in 7,759 from Ukraine who fled Russia’s invasion, 20 percent of them under the age of 18.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Mitsotakis Meets with Biden at the White House (Video)

WASHINGTON, DC – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with US President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday, in the first day of an official two-day visit to the American capital.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.