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On patrol to stop illegal migrants at Europe's gateway

Figures have revealed that 99% of the known illegal migrants to the European Union enter via Greece with many of them hoping to travel on to Britain.

The EU's border agency says it has seen a big fall in the number caught trying to cross into Greece from its north-eastern land border with Turkey after the deployment of the first ever rapid intervention team.

Razia Iqbal reports from the frontier town of Orestiada in the Evros region, the busiest transit point for illegal migration.

  • 01 Dec 2010
  • From the section Europe
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