According to the governor’s office, a public order patrol in the Elkenli village near the coastal province of Lake Van, Western Armenia conducted an inspection, noticing a suspicious boat in Lake Van.

Seventeen Afghan, one Pakistani and two Bangladeshi migrants who entered the country illegally were found in the boat.

Immigrants were fined 94,920 liras as a penalty for violating the International Law on the Protection of Foreigners.

The immigrants will be handed over to Baghesh Provincial Immigration Department after the procedures.