51 Iraqis in halted lorry

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A TRUCK crammed with il­le­gal im­mi­grants, mostly from Iraq, was stopped by Ger­man po­lice close to its bor­der with Poland.

Of­fi­cers said a Turk­ish driver was hid­ing 51 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 17 chil­dren.

Some of the im­mi­grants were de­hy­drated. They were taken to the town of Frank­furt an der Oder where they were fed.

The driver, 46, was held on sus­pi­cion of hu­man traf­fick­ing. The truck was reg­is­tered in Turkey.

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