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17.11.2020 - 15:03

At least 27 irregular migrants were held in Turkey on Tuesday.

As part of a probe into migrant smuggling and human trafficking, police teams conducted an operation in northwestern Tekirdag province where they found at least 22 migrants inside two separate vehicles, local sources said on Tuesday.

THE FOREIGNERS WERE REFERRED TO PROVINCIAL MIGRATION OFFICES

One of the vehicles was carrying four Syrians, three Egyptians, an Iranian and an Afghan, said a source.

In another vehicle, police teams held five Egyptians, three Syrians, three Afghans and two Iraqis. They also siezed two inflatable boats.

The drivers of the vehicles, F.S. and M.G., were arrested at the scene.

In south-central Kilis province, police teams held five foreign nationals who had entered the country by illegal means, said the local governor's office.