Coach driver, two accomplices, arrested on migrant-trafficking charges

The driver of a coach carrying 45 illegal migrants, 20 of them underage, was arrested after he was pulled over on the Egnatia Highway, near the Profitis junction, police announced on Sunday.

The 51-year-old foreign national and two accomplices were charged with migrant trafficking and forming a criminal organisation.

According to a police investigation, the foreign nationals paid to enter Greece via an unauthorised point on the Greek-Turkish border and were bound for Thessaloniki.