Police Detain 27 Illegal Migrants Aboard Cargo Train in Bulgaria’s Kaspichan

Crime | February 29, 2016, Monday // 14:12
Bulgaria: Police Detain 27 Illegal Migrants Aboard Cargo Train in Bulgaria’s Kaspichan

Bulgarian authorities detained 27 foreigners after stopping a cargo transit train for inspection at the railway station in the town of Kaspichan on Sunday evening.

Prior to stopping the train, workers at the railway station in the town of Provadia submitted a signal after noticing people in one of the wagons of the cargo train.

Police officers reacted immediately and together with the workers at the railway station in Kaspichan managed to stop the transit train travelling from Turkey to Austria.

In one of the wagons covered with canvas they found eleven women, seven children and nine men. None of the foreigners had identity documents and they all claimed to be Iraqi citizens.

Officials from the migration directorate are continuing the work on the case, the press service of the interior ministry informs.

Both Provadia and Kaspichan are located in northestern Bulgaria, near the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna and the industrial town of Devnya. The region, where there are a railway and a motorway linking Varna with Sofia, is far from the traditional route in southern Bulgaria used by traffickers to smuggle illegal migrants from the border with Turkey to Serbia.   


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