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Migrant boats escorted ashore near Ayia Napa

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Authorities on Thursday evening escorted ashore two boats with irregular migrants on board, according to reports.

The Sigma news outlet said the two boats – with an as yet undisclosed number of passengers – were spotted off Cape Greco, Famagusta district.

Police patrol boats escorted them ashore, at the Ayia Napa marina. After initial processing, the migrants were set to be transferred to the Pournara migrant reception centre.

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