Bulgarian Border Police Detain 4 Illegal Iraqis

Crime | December 25, 2010, Saturday // 14:02
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Border Police Detain 4 Illegal Iraqis Last week Bulgarian, Polish border police have detained 30 illegal Iraqi immigrants, and 2 Greek citizens who facilitated the human trafficking scheme. Photo by BGNES

Four illegal Iraqi immigrants have been arrested by Bulgarian border policemen while trying to cross into Bulgaria from Turkey.

Around 8 pm on Friday, Christmas Eve, the Bulgarian Border Police and the Turkish border authorities detected a group of 6 men close to the Matochina village near Svilengrad.

The group was on Turkish territory but four of the men tried to cross into Bulgaria, and were nabbed by the Bulgarian policemen right on the border line at 9:30 pm.

Iraqis are among the most frequent illegal immigrants arrested along Bulgaria's southeastern border with Turkey.

This is the third instance of detention of illegal Iraqi migrants by Bulgarian border authorities in December, bringing the total number of the detainees to a round 40.

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