Investigative police, together with their colleagues from local police stations and police dogs, found the migrants in an attic in Via Cecchi in the northern outskirts of Turin, northwestern Italy. They also searched another building nearby where other young people from Pakistan were living in a small apartment on the fourth floor.
Investigation into migrant trafficking
Authorities suspect that migrant trafficking is behind the group of migrants that was found in the attic.
They said at the end of the operation about 30 people had been identified and photographed. Of these, they said 10 were legally in the country, five had already been expelled, and 15 had applied for asylum.
Last week, in a basement in a building in Via Portula in Turin, 30 Pakistanis were found. Two children were taken to Regina Margherita Hospital with scabies lesions.
An investigation is still underway, but according to sources, authorities suspect that some Pakistanis legally residing in Italy were subletting apartments to Pakistani migrants, and for hundreds of euros would organize trips to France and Germany.