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68 irregular migrants held in northwestern Turkey

68 irregular migrants held in northwestern Turkey

2 bus drivers nabbed on suspicion of human trafficking.
08.08.2021 - 15:08

Police held at least 68 irregular migrants in northwestern Turkey on Sunday, officials said.

The migrants – all of them Afghan nationals – were found when anti-smuggling teams stopped a suspicious vehicle near the town of Dilovası in the Kocaeli province, said a statement by the provincial security directorate.

The bus drivers were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.

Turkey has been a main route for irregular migrants trying to cross into Europe, especially since 2011 when Syria’s civil war began.