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One arrested after latest migrant boat arrives

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A man has been arrested after appearing to be the pilot of a boat that brought a further 32 migrants to the island on Saturday,

The boat arrived early on Saturday evening after police radar picked it up off the coast near Cape Greco.

It has 19 men, three women, three children and seven unaccompanied minors on board.

It was spotted 22 nautical miles off the coast, at which point a port police vessel was dispatched.

All those on board were taken to Larnaca port where their details were recorded before being taken on to the Pournara reception centre in Kokkinotrimithia.

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