Immigration

Greece Cracks Down on Illegal Immigrants

Weekend sees 6,000 detained; 1,600 to be deported.

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Greece plans to deport 1,600 illegal immigrants following a twin-pronged crackdown by police in central Athens and along the border with Turkey, a main entry point to the EU used by people traffickers, a police official said on Monday.

Some 6,000 immigrants were detained over the weekend in the biggest police operation in the capital for several years, though many were later released, the same official said.