SHARP INCREASE IN ARRESTS BECAUSE OF ATTEMPTS TO ILLEGALLY LEAVE GREECE WITH FAKE DOCUMENTS


According to Greek media a total of 5633 people have been arrested so far in 2018 at Greek airports attempting to leave Greece with fake travel documents. This is a big increase compared to the numbers of last year. The airports with the most arrests are Irakleion on Crete with 1511 and Thira on Santorini with 1419 people arrested. At these two airports the number of arrests is three times as high as in 2017. At Thessaloniki airport, 1150 arrests took place so far this year, and 402 at the airport of Athens. The article in the Greek newspaper stresses that criminal proceedings were filed in all these cases and the fake travel documents were confiscated.

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