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Another 19 illegal Syrian migrants arrive in Cyprus from Turkey

Paphos coast patrol members early on Tuesday intercepted a boat at Tylliria area after it sailed in from Turkish ports with 19 illegal Syrian immigrants on board.

The 19 migrants were taken in to a local police station for covid testing before they get to be transferred to Pournara reception centre in Kokkinotrimithia, Nicosia district.

They told police they had paid 2,000 US dollars each for the boat transfer.

The speedboat with two men on board were towed to Latsi port where the marine police is stationed.

The two men are now questioned in connection with human trafficking while the boat was searched for further evidence.

 

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