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