Arrests Made Over Migrant Boat Tragedy Near Greece

“More arrests over Greek migrant boat tragedy: coastguard,” from AFP (reposted by Daily News Egypt):

Greek authorities have made more arrests over the boat tragedy that left 12 migrants dead, including four children, after an alleged attempt to smuggle them to Italy, the coastguard said Sunday.

“A 34-year-old foreign national and a 53-year-old woman have been arrested as members of a criminal organisation illegally smuggling migrants,” the coastguard said in a statement.

A 58-year-old foreign national – the captain of the eight-metre (26-foot) fibreglass boat that sank off a small western mainland Greek coastal town early on Friday – and a 20-year-old Greek had already been arrested.

The Ionian Sea tragedy involved 27 migrants, whose nationalities are still unknown…

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