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Immigrants without papers found in Chios and Pserimos. 17 in Pharmakonisi

Immigrants without papers found in Chios and Pserimos. 17 in Pharmakonisi

On Monday morning, officials of Port Authority Station of Kardamila, Chios, spotted 35 undocumented immigrants, who managed to cross the Greek borders.

As they did not have in their possession all the necessary documents, they were kept in detention. According to last night's official information, these people are now in process of investigation and soon they shall be transferred at Chios General Hospital in order to be medically examined.

According to the same announcement, 31 illegal immigrants were found by local authorities also in Pserimos island. They were safely transferred to Kalymnos where they will be subjected to preliminary investigation as well as medical examination, if necessary.

This morning Leros Coast Guard detected a boat with 17 undocumented immigrants in the northern-eastern part of Pharmakonisi. Their life was at risk as the boat was broken and there was an inflow of water. Most of them had to jump in the sea. Immigrants were safely transferred to Leros and they are all in good health condition.