Migrants rescued from deserted islet
160 illegal immigrants were rescued yesterday from a deserted island off the coast of
The Merchant Marine Ministry that carried out the air-lift rescue operation have not determined whether the people aboard were smugglers or those seeking entry to the Greek mainland illegally. The nationalities of the people were not disclosed. Coast guards have arrested more than 3,000 illegal migrants and 150 smugglers in the past 4 years.