Coast guard helps 706 in a day

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The coast guard helped res­cue 706 mi­grants in the eastern Aegean over the pre­vi­ous 24 hours, author­i­ties said yesterday morn­ing. Coast guard of­fi­cers helped mi­grants in 33 sep­a­rate cases, con­duct­ing res­cues off Lesvos, Samos Agath­on­isi, Far­makon­isi and Kos. The coast guard said that dur­ing June it con­ducted a to­tal of 517 search and res­cue oper­a­tions in­volv­ing 31,318 mi­grants. A to­tal of 26 sus­pected traf­fick­ers were ar­rested and 129 ves­sels seized.

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