Austrian Police Prevent Attempted Smuggling of 17 Migrants from Hungary

World » EU | June 12, 2016, Sunday // 16:54
Bulgaria: Austrian Police Prevent Attempted Smuggling of 17 Migrants from Hungary Refugees are walking from Hungary to the border of Austria on the motorway near Nickelsdorf border crossing, 11 September 2015. Photo EPA/BGNES

Austrian police thwarted an attempt to smuggle 17 irregilar migrants from Hungary, the AP reported on Sunday.

Police have found the people – 11 men and six women – inside a Romanian-registered vehicle stopped for a check at Nickelsdorf, on the border with Hungary. The irregular migrants came from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan.

The driver of the vehicle, a Romanian citizen, has been detained over suspected people smuggling, according to the AP.

Austria re-introduced checks on its border with Hungary to curb the flow of irregular migrants in April.


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