Bulgarian Customs Nab 73 Illegal Immigrants in Truck

Crime | July 20, 2010, Tuesday // 17:06
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Customs Nab 73 Illegal Immigrants in Truck 73 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka were captured in Bulgaria. Photo by Customs Agency

Bulgarian customs agents have discovered 73 illegal immigrants hidden in a refrigerator trucks, the Customs Agency has announced.

The illegal immigrants, including two women and two children under 10, were hidden in a Volvo truck with Bulgarian license plates and a Greek driver transporting water-melons from Greece to the town of Debrecen, Hungary.

They were busted at the Greek-Bulgarian border, at the Kulata border crossing point with the use of x-raying equipment.

The illegal immigrants were hidden in a special secret compartment with air conditioning. They are found to have come from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The border police and the customs are investigating the human trafficking attempt.

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