Cyprus police arrested a 36-year-old man Sunday for allegedly driving one of two boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island’s northwestern coast.
Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou said the 202 men, 30 women and 73 children arrived about midnight in what is thought to be the largest number of migrants to reach Cyprus in a single day. A woman and her newborn baby from the boat were hospitalized.
Ioannou said they departed from Mersin, Turkey, on Saturday. The passengers reported paying $2,000 (1,658 euros) each to smugglers for the trip.