Cyprus Mail

Forty migrants picked up in Kato Pyrgos

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Forty migrants, 38 men, a woman and a child, who arrived in Cyprus late Saturday have been taken to the Kokkinotrimithia centre in Nicosia.

Police said the migrants had arrived in the Kato Pyrgos area. At around 9.20pm, 19 nautical miles off the Morphou Bay area, a boat was spotted heading for the government-controlled.

Port and marine police went to locate the ship, which at that point was heading for Limnitis on the northern side of the island.

At around 11.30pm, the group landed there and walked to Kato Pyrgos where they were picked up by police at 11.50pm.

Police said the group numbered 38 men, one woman and one child, who were all examined and found to be in good health.

They were initially taken to Kato Pyrgos police station and subsequently to Polis Chrysochous police station for further questioning as to the conditions under which they arrived in Cyprus.

From there they were to be taken to Kokkinotrimithia in Nicosia where they will be processed for asylum or refugee status.

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