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Human traffickers stopped with 15 migrants in false bottom

Seven minors among Somalis, Pakistanis at Brindisi port

11 March, 19:53
Human traffickers stopped with 15 migrants in false bottom (ANSA) - Brindisi, March 11 - Police arrested two men charged with human trafficking in the southern Italian port city of Brindisi Tuesday for smuggling 15 migrants in false bottoms of two freight trucks, among whom seven were minors. The migrants consisted of 13 Somalis and two Pakistanis, police said. They were uncovered during customs checks after the trucks exited a ferry from Igoumenitsa, northwestern Greece. The minors were taken to an immigration center in Italy, while the adult migrants were being sent back to Greece, according to EU protocol which says migrants must register in the European country in which they first set foot.

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