More than 100,000 refugees entered Greece illegally in August, according to the latest data that was publicized by the Coast Guard.
Specifically in August a total of 107,843 were arrested in 887 incidents, while a further 46 were arrested in 28 incidents as they were attempting to exit the country illegally.
Furthermore, 53 human traffickers were arrested as they were bringing people into Greece and 13 were arrested in incidents where they were helping other leave the country. In total, the authorities seized 271 vessels, 7 vehicles and scores of falsified travel documents in relation to the refugee crisis.
Additionally, the Coast Guard announced that it seized 5,028 packets of cigarettes and 11.729 kilos of tobacco in five incidents. Two vehicles were seized and six people face charges in relation to avoiding paying duties worth 19,908.15 euros.
The Coast Guard also announced that in 44 incidents, a total of 44 individuals are facing charges related to narcotics. In total, the authorities seized 57.7 grams of processed cannabis, 847.5 grams of unprocessed cannabis, five joints, 25.8 grams of heroin, 34.2 grams of cocaine, 50 cannabis plant seeds and narcotic drugs.