Portugal police detect 30 migrants in Aegean
20 October 2018
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Portugalâs Coastal Control Unit of the GNR police force de tected 30 migrants in an inflatable boat in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday and turned them over to the Greek authorities.
The GNR said in a communiquÃ© that the migrants were discovered by officers posted to the island of Samos in Greece using night-vision equipment as part of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency mission (Frontex).
The Portuguese police force has 13 officers and a boat stationed on Samos who ensure maritime surveillance operations.
The officersâ mission is to prevent and detect crimes connected with illegal immigration and human trafficking.
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