Officers of the asylum service on Wednesday located six people residing illegally within the Republic’s territory in Paphos.

According to Paphos police spokesperson Michalis Nicolaou, members of the service carried out a raid to arrest them after receiving a tip between 5.30am and 7.30am.

All six people are Georgian nationals. They were living together in an apartment.

They are currently in custody and awaiting deportation, Nicolaou said.