Two suspected Pakistani smugglers were on Friday arrested in the northwest Italian port city of Genoa, according to police

The two Pakistani men were driving two cars with 13 migrants hidden inside, reports stated.

When asked, the migrants told police they were heading for northern Europe. They arrived in Sicily two weeks ago aboard a boat from Libya, they said, according to the police..

The two Pakistanis now face charges of abetting illegal immigration.

(With inputs from agencies)