Migrants: 61 apprehended in various ops, North Macedonia

Five alleged traffickers arrested

22 September, 15:30

    (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, SEPTEMBER 22 - Police in North Macedonia has intercepted over the past few hours 61 irregular migrants, arresting five suspected human traffickers, all Macedonian citizens, according to local media reports.

    Thirty refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Somalia were discovered on a truck that was stopped by police near Veles, in the country's center. An additional 28 migrants, mainly Afghans and Pakistanis, were stopped during operations carried out in private homes in the north, close to the border with Serbia.

    Three refugees were apprehended aboard a car at the Serbian border. (ANSAmed).

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