Bulgaria Detains 44 Illegal Migrants at Border with Romania

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Bulgarian border police have detained 44 illegal migrants from Syria and Iraq trying to cross into Romania, bTV reported on Wednesday.

The migrants were discovered hidden in a Bulgarian-registered truck at the border checkpoint at the Ruse-Guirgiu bridge over the Danube around 2 am local time.

According to the cargo manifest, the truck was carrying apples to the Czech Republic. The truck driver is a Czech citizen.

The illegal migrants were trying to reach Austria. Thirty-nine of them were from Syria and five were from Iraq, bTV said.

The group included three children aged 14-16, eight women and 33 men.

Nine illegal migrants from Afghanistan were detained at the same border checkpoint on Tuesday afternoon.

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