Immigrants believed to be Syrians sit on a Greek Coast Guard vessel after being detained by Greek authorities in the southeastern island of Symi January 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Nikolas Nanev)
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Macedonian authorities have detained more than 100 illegal immigrants, mostly from Syria and Iraq, who were found hiding in a train carrying coal from neighboring Greece, the Interior Ministry said Monday.Police said the immigrants had paid around 3,000 euros apiece to be smuggled into Greece, and additional 800-900 euros to go on to Serbia.Macedonia, a small Balkan country of two million people, is rarely the final destination for illegal immigrants, but is a main crossroad on the route to Western Europe.
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