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Truck Carrying 68 Migrants Stopped at Hungary-Romania Border

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.07.

Hungarian and Romanian police have stopped a truck driver who tried to smuggle 68 migrants into Hungary at the border crossing of Csanádpalota, the Csongrád-Csanád county police said on Thursday.

The Turkish truck approached the border from the Romanian side on Wednesday night, the police said.

Police Apprehend Hungarian Smuggling 24 Illegal Migrants in Truck
Police Apprehend Hungarian Smuggling 24 Illegal Migrants in Truck

The police detained a Hungarian driver on his way to Austria early on Thursday after they found that he was transporting 24 migrants without travelling documents in his truck, western Hungary’s local police reported. The passengers are believed to be Syrian and Afghan nationals, while one person said he was coming from Grande Comore island. […]Continue reading

Romanian authorities have charged the driver with people smuggling and the migrants with illegal border crossing, the police said.

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