Famagusta District Court have remanded another two Syrian men, 29 and 27, who were arrested on Wednesday as people smuggling suspects, following the arrival of six boats a few days ago with almost 500 migrants, police said on Thursday.

They were remanded for eight-days.

There have now been a total of six men arrested.

According to police, the two men were in the first boat of migrants found off the coast of Cape Greco on Monday.

A 33-year-old on the fourth boat, and a 27-year-old was on the fifth boat have already been remanded, as have another two men, 41 and 23 on the sixth boat.

The group of boats had a total of 458 migrants.

The migrants were initially escorted to safety at the Ayia Napa marina where their details were registered.

The boats carried a total of 30, 24, 62, 37, 22 and 283 people, of whom 258 men, 44 women, 123 children and 33 unaccompanied minors.

According to the police the six boats set off from Lebanon and the passengers paid $3,000 each for the journey, to an unknown individual.