Nearly 130 irregular migrants held across Turkey

Security forces hold 129 irregular migrants in western, eastern, and northeastern Turkey

Nearly 130 irregular migrants held across Turkey

Turkish security forces held 129 irregular migrants across Turkey on Saturday.

In the eastern province of Van, Turkish security forces held 57 irregular migrants, the provincial police headquarters said. 

The migrants were found during police traffic checks. Fifty Afghans, one Iranian, and six Pakistanis were sent to the immigration office.

One suspect, believed to have organized human trafficking, was arrested.

Meanwhile, in the northeastern province of Kars, eight irregular migrants were held.

Security sources told Anadolu Agency that Turkish gendarmes stopped a taxi and held eight Afghan citizens.

The taxi driver was arrested.

In the northwestern province of Edirne, 40 irregular migrants planning to go abroad were held.