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.