Smuggling racket.

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The Greek Po­lice (ELAS) yes­ter­day an­nounced the ar­rest of nine sus­pected mem­bers of a ma­jor hu­man traf­fick­ing racket mov­ing mi­grants from Turkey to Greece, say­ing that five Greeks and four Pakistani na­tion­als had been de­tained for ques­tion­ing. Ac­cord­ing to ELAS, the two sus­pected lead­ers of the racket are a Greek and a Bul­gar­ian, both cur­rently serv­ing time in prison. In­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined that the racket has been in op­er­a­tion since Oc­to­ber 2016 and is be­lieved to have smug­gled more than 200 un­doc­u­mented mi­grants into Greece. Po­lice con­fis­cated three ve­hi­cles be­lieved to have been used to trans­port the mi­grants upon their ar­rival in Greece as well as weapons. An­other 11 sus­pected mem­bers of the racket were be­ing sought.

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