69 migrants detected following a joint investigation supported by SELEC

During the last months Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Hellenic Republic cooperated in the case code-named “CUBA” related to an organized crime group dealing with illegal migration and human trafficking. 

Based on the intelligence shared via the SELEC channel and following one operational meeting, the competent law enforcement authorities of the involved countries have conducted a mutual operation that led to the detection of a number of 69 illegal migrants (61 from Cuba, 8 from India) out of which 10 were minors. 

The migrants used a new route, namely from Serbia to Republic of North Macedonia and then entering Greece.

As a result of this joint investigation 2 Serbian citizens were arrested and 2 cars (with fake Macedonian car plates numbers) used for the transportation of the migrants were seized.

The criminal proceedings in this case are still ongoing.