41 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck: Greek police

Over 40 migrants hiding in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece were found by the Greek Police on Monday.

Police stopped the truck on a highway near the northern Greek city of Xanthi for a regular check. (Representative image | Reuters

Greek police found 41 migrants hiding in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece on Monday, police officials said.

The migrants, most of them Afghans, were not injured, one of the officials said, adding that the refrigeration system had not been turned on.

Police stopped the truck on a highway near the northern Greek city of Xanthi for a regular check. They arrested the driver and took him and the migrants to a nearby police station for identification.