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North Macedonia: Police find 44 migrants crammed into truck


SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have detained 44 Syrian migrants, including 14 minors, found carefully hidden in a truck near the southern border with Greece. The truck driver was arrested on suspicion of belonging to a migrant-smuggling ring. A police statement said the migrants were found late Monday during a routine check near the town of Valandovo. They were inside a specially constructed hiding place within the large vehicle. The migrants are believed to have entered illegally from Greece and to have been headed to Serbia, on their way to wealthier European countries. They were taken to a holding facility pending deportation to Greece, Tuesday’s statement said.

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