BERLIN - Police detained two Pakistani nationals - one near the German the city of Erfurt, the other in the Italian port of Ancona - for alleged human trafficking , German prosecutors said. They were accused of having brought mostly Pakistani nationals via the Balkan route to Germany and of having unlawfully detained two asylum seekers in a bid to extort money out of their relatives abroad. Germany said on Wednesday that migrant arrivals dropped by two-thirds in 2016 from the previous year's record high, providing relief for Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of this year's elections.