Cyprus Mail

Boat captain remanded for smuggling migrants (Updated)

cyprus coast guard
File photo

A 25-year-old man was remanded at Famagusta district court for eight days on Thursday, suspected of driving a boat with 13 migrants to the Cape Greco coast.

Police said that at around 8.30pm the previous evening, a boat spanning about five meters long was spotted carrying 13 migrants just 12 nautical miles east of Cape Greco. The passengers were all male—one of whom was a minor.

The migrants were safely transported by officers to the Paralimni fishing shelter and then onwards to the Pournara reception centre.

During the court hearing, the judge heard testimony had been secured, placing the 25-year-old as the boat’s driver. Police will continue investigations.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

Calls for probe into bribery claims at UCy

Gina Agapiou

100-year-old ‘beaten’ by carer at care home

Tom Cleaver

‘Cyprus is not ready for gay marriage’

Nikolaos Prakas

Larnaca airport ‘in world’s top 20’

Tom Cleaver

Open wing at prison to open by month’s end

Tom Cleaver

Government employment increases by 5.2 per cent in January

Souzana Psara