Human traffickers abandon 84 migrants in Turkey on route to Italy

Human traffickers abandoned 84 migrants in the Aegean province of Aydın despite promising them passage to Italy. The migrants reportedly each paid the traffickers a thousand euros for the trip.

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Human traffickers who promised 84 migrants passage to Italy left them stranded in the Aegean province of Aydın on Jan. 7.

The migrants reportedly paid the human traffickers one thousand euros per person for passage to Italy.

The 84 migrants from Syria, Egypt, and Afghanistan were detained by the gendarmerie, and will reportedly be taken to the Aydın Migration Directorate.

Officers also recovered eight floats and six pumps used to inflate them near to where the migrants were found.