Greek Minister for Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis has claimed that people traffickers have lost as much as €100 million due to the reduction in migrants flowing into Greece.
The Migration and Asylum minister stated that Greece has seen just 12,000 migrants arrive this year, compared to 74,000 in 2019.
Greece has seen a rapid decline in new migrant arrivals since earlier in the year when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the gates to Europe in February.
Earlier this month, the Greek press published photos claiming to show Turkish border officials overseeing migrants attempting to cross into Greece.
Claim: Turkish Military Helping Migrants Cross Greek Border, Making Sure Smugglers Don’t Charge Too Much https://t.co/UmMLciCxlh — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 6, 2020
Greece Strengthens Border as Minister Warns of New Migrant Surge https://t.co/LxKYIf3NXs
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 8, 2020