Turkish police caught seven irregular migrants in the northwestern province of Kocaeli, a local authority said Tuesday.
The Provincial Police Directorate’s anti-smuggling teams stopped a bus during traffic control on the Anatolian Highway.
During the search, migrants from Afghanistan who entered the country illegally were held.
Two human traffickers were also arrested.
Turkey has been a key transit point for irregular migrants aiming to cross to Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.
*Writing by Burak Dag
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