2 arrested at checkpoint, after woman found hidden in car
Two individuals have been arrested at the checkpoint in Astromeritis, Nicosia on Thursday morning, SigmaLive has learnt.
Specifically, a pick-up truck attempting to cross into the state-controlled areas from the occupied areas was stopped for a check, where police found a woman hidden in the vehicle.
According to SigmaLive’s information, the woman was covered with a suitcase and other articles of clothing.
The driver and the woman were determined to be from Syria, SigmaLive learnt.
The arrest of the two individuals occurred at 2:50am.
According to SigmaLive’s information, police at the checkpoints have raised their vigilance due to the incident, as there are fears traffickers are using a new pathway through the occupied areas to transport refugees.