Greek Police Arrest Trafficker with 90 Migrants in Truck

Greek police say they have arrested a trafficker outside the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki carrying 90 migrants in his truck container.

Police said on Saturday that the suspect is a 55-year-old truck driver from Greece.

The migrants included 21 minors, police said, with more than 60 Iraqis and others from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Congo and Iran. They had crossed from Turkey, having paid 1,800 euros ($2,100) each to be transported to Athens, police said.

In a separate incident close to Greece’s border with Turkey, police arrested a 39-year-old Syrian national who was carrying ten migrants, nine Syrians and one Iraqi in his passenger car, police said.