Cyprus Mail

Three remanded for migrant smuggling (Updated)

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Two women, 25 and 29, were remanded for eight days on Wednesday on suspicion of assisting third-country nationals enter the territory of the republic illegally.

The pair was arrested after officers received information regarding a vehicle that was spotted entering the buffer zone a few minutes before 3pm.

According to the information, a person from the vehicle crossed to the north and then returned followed by a group of people who entered the car.

Police stopped the car in the government-controlled areas and found four men and two women in the back seat as well as in the boot. The group was transferred to a reception centre.

The 25-year-old driver and 29-year-old passenger of the car were arrested in connection with a case of conspiracy to commit a crime and assisting illegal entry and stay in the republic.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man was also remanded for two days on Wednesday in connection with people smuggling but no other details were immediately released.


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