Cyprus Mail

Nine migrants arrive by boat (updated)

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Nine adult migrants arrived in Cyprus by boat on Tuesday and have been taken to a reception centre outside Nicosia, police said.

The boat was spotted off the Akamas peninsula at 4.30 am on Tuesday.

The boat, which had reportedly suffered engine failure, was towed to Latchi by marine police.

The nine migrants, all male, were first taken to the Polis Chrysochous police station for processing. They were then transferred to the Kokkinotrimithia refugee reception camp.

They told police each had paid €2,500 to be transferred to Cyprus through Mersin, Turkey. The men reportedly said they were transferred by a boat driven by a Turkish national who stopped the vessel off Cyprus, got off, boarded another boat and left them there.


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