Two Russian citizens have been detained in southern Italy on suspicion of smuggling Kurdish migrants

The unnamed suspects aged 43 and 25 were reportedly due to be tried for aiding and abetting illegal immigration on Thursday afternoon.
Two Russian citizens have been detained in southern Italy on suspicion of smuggling Kurdish migrants
11 January 10:13 2019 Print This Article

51 migrants were aboard a sailboat that ran aground in the province of Crotone on Thursday.

Two suspected smugglers believed to be Russian citizens were arrested in a nearby hotel later that day, the local Il Crotonese  reported.

Il Crotonese reported that police had found sailing navigation tools and money in the suspects’ luggage.

The unnamed suspects aged 43 and 25 were reportedly due to be tried for aiding and abetting illegal immigration on Thursday afternoon.

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