A suspect is wanted by authorities for migrant smuggling was arrested in southern Turkey, security sources said Tuesday.

The provincial security directorate in Osmaniye said in a statement that security forces stopped a suspicious truck on the Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep highway.

During a check, it was determined that the 38-year-old driver, identified by the initials Y.B., was sought for migrant smuggling.

Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.

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