The Turkish gendarmerie caught 97 illegal immigrants during traffic controls and detained two suspects for organized smuggling in Turkey's western province of Edirne on Tuesday.
The Edirne Provincial Gendarmerie Command teams conducted several traffic controls in the village of Orhaniye and the Meriç district, which are both located near Turkey's border with Greece.
During the controls, 97 illegal immigrants of Syrian, Afghan and Pakistani nationality, who were trying to unlawfully enter European countries, were captured and two suspects were detained on charges of organizing the trips.
The illegal immigrants were sent to the Edirne Provincial Directorate of Migration Management after registration procedures, while the two organizers were arrested for migrant smuggling.
Turkey is a popular route for many illegal immigrants from Middle Eastern and Asian countries. Hundreds of migrants smuggled into the country are captured every year.
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