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North Macedonia police found 211 migrants crammed in a truck near the Greece border

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North Macedonia police found 211 migrants crammed in a truck near the Greece border North Macedonia police found 211 migrants crammed in a truck near the Greece border

News24xx.com -  North Macedonia police found 211 migrants, with 63 minors included, crammed in a truck near the Greece border, as per a report in AP. This was while they were performing a routine check on a regional road. 

A border patrol halted the truck near Gevgelija. Of the migrants, 144 are from Bangladesh and 67 belong to Pakistan, according to police. 

The driver, 27-year-old EP, was taken into custody. 

The migrants have been transferred to a shelter transit center and will soon be deported back to Greece. 

The Greek border with North Macedonia had been shut due to coronavirus, but that has not stopped trafficking networks from operating. They take migrants from Turkey to Greece and from there towards more prosperous countries in Europe.

Illegal ferrying of people across international borders is nothing new. In fact, it is one of the oldest trades and extremely lucrative. The conditions are often shabby to travel and if caught one can be deported or even jailed. 

Border patrols are always on the watch to prevent anyone from entering illegally. They keep their eye out for suspicious behaviour in such areas as not all is what it seems.

The migrants are the ones who lose the most because they literally have no place to go when caught. 

It's a bad situation indeed. 



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