QUETTA, 18 December: Police in Balochistan have arrested 53 people trying to illegally cross the Pak-Iran border in Taftan area.

An official of Taftan Police told TNN that the arrested people belong to different areas of Pakistan. He said these people were trying to cross over to Iran and then reach Greece and other European countries via Turkey route. He said all these people were arrested on Friday morning.

Pakistan and Iran share a long border of about 900 kilometres in Balochistan. Several people attempt to cross the border illegally to ultimately reach European countries to find jobs. Many illegal immigrants routinely loss their lives in their quest for reaching Europe.

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