Greek authorities say two Turkish brothers were detained on the eastern Aegean island of Chios for illegally crossing from nearby Turkey on a jet ski. They allegedly intended to rob banks on the island.
A coast guard statement on Sept. 7 said scrutiny of the two men’s mobile phones produced “indications” of the alleged heist plans.
The brothers were detained on a Chios beach on Sept. 5. They allegedly told coast guards that their jet ski had broken down, forcing them to land on the island, separated by a narrow strait from Turkey.
But the jet ski was found to be working fine, and that prompted a closer investigation. Both were charged with illegally entering Greece and conspiring to commit a crime.
Scores of refugees and migrants reach Chios from Turkey every week.