Fishing vessel with 305 illegal migrants intercepted, multinational crew arrested

Fishing vessel AKTASLAR B was intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard boats in the afternoon Nov 3 in Aegean sea off Canakkale coast. There were 315 people on board, including 10 crew. 305 were illegal migrants, mostly of Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan nationalities. Crew, consisting of 7 Turks, 1 Iranian and 2 Russians, were arrested on the charge of migrants smuggling. AKTASLAR B was taken to Kepez port, Canakkale.

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