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Greek police arrest 19-year-old Afghan as migrant smuggler

A Syrian man sits inside his tents at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Most of the roughly 60,000 refugees and other migrants stranded in Greece are living in

A Syrian man sits inside his tents at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Most of the roughly 60,000 refugees and other migrants stranded in Greece are living in "appalling conditions" and face "immense and avoidable suffering," rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday, slamming Europe's response to the refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek police say they arrested a 19-year-old Afghan on suspicion of attempting to smuggle five Iraqis out of the country to Bulgaria.

A police statement Friday said he was arrested while allegedly guiding the Iraqis on foot toward the Bulgarian border.

A Greek official says authorities caught 107 people, mainly Syrian families, entering Greece across the Evros river forming the border with Turkey.

The official said the group, which was found Wednesday and taken to refugee camps, apparently took advantage of low water levels on the river. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

In the eastern Aegean, 241 people reached Greek islands from the Turkish coast from Thursday morning to Friday morning, government figures showed.