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Evros: Five Greek border officers arrested on suspicion of working with Turkish migrant smugglers

evros fence
 
Greek authorities announced on Monday that they have arrested five police officers from a special border guard force on suspicion of working with smugglers to help migrants cross into the country from neighboring Turkey.
 
 
A police statement said the five suspects are believed to have facilitated the entry of at least 100 people since late October, using boats to cross the Evros River that runs along the northeastern Greek land border with Turkey.
 
During the arrests in the border town of Didymoteicho yesterday, Monday, police confiscated some 26,000 euros ($28,000) in cash, and nearly 60 mobile phones. The operation followed an investigation by the police internal affairs squad.