The Latest: Greek police arrest Afghan as migrant smuggler

The Latest on the mass migration to Europe:

1:20 p.m.

Greek police say they arrested a young Afghan on suspicion of attempting to smuggle five Iraqis out of the country to Bulgaria.

A police statement Friday said the 19-year-old was arrested while allegedly guiding the Iraqis on foot toward the Bulgarian border.

In the eastern Aegean, 241 people reached Greek islands from the Turkish coast from Thursday morning to Friday morning, government figures showed.

A Greek official says authorities caught 107 people, mainly Syrian families, entering Greece across the Evros river forming the border with Turkey.

The official said the group, which was found Wednesday and taken to refugee camps, apparently took advantage of low water levels on the river to cross. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.


1:10 p.m.

Dozens of bodies, many decomposed, are being pulled out of the waters off the Egyptian coast three days after hundreds of migrants heading to Europe drowned when their overcrowded boat capsized.

An Associated Press reporter in the Nile Delta city of Rosetta saw between 20 to 30 bodies early Friday morning brought in by fishing boats.

The death toll from the incident is at least 70 and will likely rise. Many of the dead are women and children who were unable to swim away when the boat sank on Wednesday.