Serbian Border Patrols Discover over 3,000 Irregular Migrants since July 22

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 15:01
Bulgaria: Serbian Border Patrols Discover over 3,000 Irregular Migrants since July 22 Joint teams of the Serbian Army and Gendarmerie patrol the border between Serbia and Bulgaria, near the town of Vlasina (400 km from Belgrade), trying to prevent the entry of illegal migrants, Serbia, 4 August 2016. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Joint army and police patrols at Serbia’s borders have found 3,112 migrants who attempted to cross illegally into the country since July 22, the Defence Ministry in Belgrade announced on Thursday.

Two people traffickers trying to smuggle 30 migrants into Serbia were detained last night in a joint operation with police in Nis and Leskovac, the ministry said in a statement.

It didn’t say whether the migrants had entered Serbia from Bulgaria or Macedonia.

Serbia's government decided last month to form joint army and police teams to patrol the country’s borders with Bulgaria and Macedonia and prevent attempted illegal migrant crossing. 

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