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Police arrest 40 yr old for trafficking

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A 40-year-old was arrested in the Famagusta area for aiding migrants entering the country after a boat arrived in the night, police said on Saturday.

According to police, the boat arrived at Cape Greco at 8:15 pm on Friday night. Police found 17 men on the boat, four of whom were underage.

After determining the men’s identities, police transferred them to Pournara reception centre in Kokkinotrimithia.

During further investigations, police discovered that a 40-year-old on the boat had been the captain of the boat.

Police arrested him in the early hours of the morning on Saturday for further questioning.

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