(ANSAmed) – ANCONA, MAY 13 – Ninety-eight migrants from Syria and other countries, including several minors, disembarked in the Italian port of Ancona last night after spending more than 20 hours stowed away on two trucks aboard the Greek ferry Cruise Olympia, Italian border police said Tuesday.
The drivers of both trucks, one Turkish and one Greek national, have been arrested.
Of the migrants, 69 have been detained by police, while another 29 were detained by finance police after being tracked down in the city. Some of them will ask for political asylum, police said.
Related: Of the “hundreds” aboard a boat that sank yesterday off the coast of Libya, all but seventeen have been rescued.