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47 arrests in Albania-Italy migrant smuggling case

Gang landed hundreds on Salento coast say police

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 19 - Italian and Albanian police on Wednesday arrested 47 people, 25 in Albania and 22 in Italy, on suspicion of smuggling migrants through the Balkans from Greece into Europe.
    Almost all the hundreds of migrants were landed on the Salento coast in Puglia, police said.
    Greek police helped in the operation, code-named Astrolabe.
    The probe began in the middle of the first COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020. (ANSA).
   

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