Police in North Macedonia deport 44 migrants to Greece

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) – Police in North Macedonia said on Saturday they detained a group of 44 Pakistani migrants and will return them to neighboring Greece from where they allegedly entered.

Police spokeswoman Suzana Pranik said the migrants were discovered late Friday in a southern region near the Greek border. They were sent to a shelter pending deportation.

Police say the migration route to central and northern Europe via northern Macedonia has been virtually abandoned in recent months as migrants have used alternative means, mainly through Albania, to reach wealthier western countries.

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