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Hungary Sends Police Units to Serbia, North Macedonia

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.21.

Hungary has sent new police contingents to help local forces patrol the borders in North Macedonia and Serbia, the national police said on Wednesday.

The police officers will be tasked with investigating and preventing illegal entry into Serbia and North Macedonia and help with arresting people smugglers and illegal migrants, the statement said.

Some of the Hungarian officers will be posted along roads in the inner parts of the two countries.

The units will be equipped with off-road vehicles, night vision devices and thermal cameras.

The Hungarian police force is committed to stopping illegal migrants from entering Hungary or the European Union, the statement added.

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