Greece holds Syrian wanted in Belgium for migrant smuggling

Greek police say they have arrested a Syrian man on the island of Crete who is wanted in Belgium for alleged involvement in a migrant-smuggling ring.

A police statement says the 51-year-old suspect was taken into custody Thursday in western Crete.

Friday's statement said the man is wanted in Belgium for alleged participation in a criminal organization, facilitating the illegal entry and residence of migrants, forgery and dealing in forged documents.

The suspect appeared before a prosecutor Friday in Crete's western town of Hania.