NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
British officials say a Romanian man has been charged with people trafficking after Border Force agents found 21 people concealed in a truck filled with sparkling water.
Andrut Mihai Duma was charged with assisting unlawful entry into the United Kingdom. His case will be heard Nov. 26.
The Home Office said Wednesday that the truck was stopped on Nov. 1 at the port of Newhaven shortly after it arrived on a ferry from Dieppe, France. Officials discovered 10 adults and 11 minors, all Vietnamese.
Officials say the minors have been placed in social care. Two of the adults have been removed from Britain and the other eight have been required to report to the Home Office regularly as their cases are heard.
Cyprus police say 36 Syrian migrants have reached the Mediterranean island nation by boat from Turkey.
Police said the migrants, including one woman, landed on a beach in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of the ethnically divided country early Wednesday and walked southwards before being picked up by police.
Police said the migrants’ boat was first spotted some 30 miles (50 kilometers) off the country’s northwestern coast and a patrol vessel had been dispatched to locate it.
But the boat evaded police, dropped off the migrants and sailed away. Police said all 36 migrants are in good health.
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