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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-21

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  • [01] People trafficking ring broken up

  • [01] People trafficking ring broken up

    A 9-member ring involved in people trafficking was broken up by the Nikea security police, it was announced on Monday.

    ANA-MPA/Police on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old man from Afghanistan and eight Pakistani nationals aged 18-44, accused of trafficking in persons, and detained eight illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, who were kept captive in conditions of squalor in a house in Nikea, near Piraeus.

    Police also seized two cars used by the ring members to transport illegal immigrants, as well as two forged passports.

    The police investigation turned up that the ring would pick up illegal immigrants from the coast of Evia, where they would arrive by boat from Turkey, from where the 23-year-old transported them in a van to the house in Nikea, while three other ring members would precede them in a car as look-outs for police road blocks.

    The other five ring members acted as "guards" for the illegal immigrants, and would beat them severely and threaten them in order to force the captives' families to pay 4,000 euros each for their release.

    The arrestees were taken before a public prosecutor.

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