Smug­gling ring.

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Au­thor­i­ties in Irak­lio, Crete, yes­ter­day de­tained 12 sus­pected mem­bers of a crim­i­nal racket be­lieved to be smug­gling un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants from Greece to other Euro­pean Union mem­ber­states in­clud­ing the United King­dom. The ar­rests were car­ried out fol­low­ing a joint op­er­a­tion be­tween Hel­lenic Coast Guard of­fi­cials and the UK’s Na­tional Crime Agency. Au­thor­i­ties also de­tained 110 un­doc­u­mented mi­grants be­lieved to have been des­tined for re­lo­ca­tion from the is­land to West­ern and North­ern Europe.

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