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Two arrested for facilitation of illegal immigration

Migrants at the Pournara reception centre
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Two men were arrested suspected of aiding migrants enter the country by boat, police said on Thursday.

According to police, a group of ten people showed up at the Nicosia migrant reception on Monday, among them the two suspects, 45 and 27, who were alleged to have captained their boat, which landed in Ayia Napa.

Police said that in statements, the migrants claimed to have paid $2,500 each to get on the boat.

While investigating, police received information about the 45-year-old and 27-year-old captaining the boat.

Police later arrested them on Wednesday.

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