54 Illegal Immigrants Detained on Bulgarian-Turkish Border in 24 H
Bulgarian Border Police have intercepted numerous cases of illegal immigrants crossing the Bulgarian-Turkish border in the last 24 hours, detaining a total of 54 foreign nationals, the Interior Ministry announced.
39 of those detained are Syrian citizens, while 9 are from Morocco, 3 from Palestine, 2 from Algeria and 1 from Mali.
Nationals of full age have been temporary detained, while mothers and the children were accommodated in special facilities.
Bulgarian officials informed earlier this week that the number of illegal immigrants crossing the Bulgarian border has increased twofold in 2013, compared to the previous year.
It has reached over 3 000, with 1 600 of them coming from Syria. The sharp and ongoing increase of Syrians entering Bulgaria is attributed to the ongoing conflict in the country.
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