The number of illegal immigrants arriving on the Cyclades Islands increased by 220 percent in the first eight months of the current year compared to the same period of 2007, government statistics revealed yesterday as local authorities on the islands run out of patience with the swelling influx of desperate foreigners. According to Interior Ministry figures, the first eight months of the year saw 11,001 illegal immigrants arrive on Lesvos, 8,000 on Samos, 4,300 on the islet of Agathonisi and 3,400 on Leros. Please Read more.

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