13 foreigners caught hiding in container as they try to illegally enter south Cyprus

Thirteen people, from different countries, were caught near the village of Balıkesir, north Cyprus while trying to illegally cross to the south of Cyprus in a rental vehicle and container during a search by the police. 

During the initial interrogation, the suspects testified that one M.E would help cross them to the south of Cyprus.

Following a further investigation, the accused M.E went to the police and surrendered.  

The suspects, whose investigation continues were taken to the Lefkosa District Court with a request for arrest.

According to police report, the suspects were arrested on charges of 'Secret Alliance with Intent to Commit a Serious Crime'.

Police said that 13 suspects, who were hidden behind the container with their suitcases, were arrested in the village of Balıkesir by the Cöş team at around 6:00pm on Wednesday.

Police stated that 3 suspects made voluntary statements regarding the issue.

Some of the suspects who spoke at the court claimed that they were not involved in the crime.

They were detained for 2 days.

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