Migrants found alive in Georgian national's truck in Greece

Migrants found alive in Georgian national's truck in Greece

Police in Greece have found a group of mostly Afghan men in a refrigerated truck. The driver, a Georgian national, has been arrested.

Forty-one men and boys were found hiding in a refrigerated truck in northeastern Greece yesterday.

Police stopped the truck on the highway for a routine check near the city of Xanthi after it was believed to have crossed the border from neighboring Turkey.

Upon the discovery of the migrants, officers arrested the driver and took the migrants to a nearby police station for identification.

All the men were believed to have been from Afghanistan — save for one Iraqi and one Syrian — and six were minors. The driver of the truck was a Georgian national, and the truck had Bulgarian license plates, Deutsche Welle reported.

The truck's refrigeration system had not been activated.  None of the men were injured, but eight were treated for breathing problems.

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