North Macedonia: 64 Bangladeshi migrants found in truck

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SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say 64 Bangladeshi migrants have been found in a truck on a highway near the country’s border with Greece.

The driver evaded arrest during the inspection late Monday near Strumica in the country’s southeast. In a statement Tuesday, police gave no other details about the migrants. 

The migrants were detained and transferred to a holding site in border town of Gevgelija, pending deportation to Greece. 

The so-called Balkan migration route, mostly running through former Yugoslav republics, has been closed since 2015 and Greek border with North Macedonia was closed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But police say trafficking networks remain active in the border area.

 

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