Bulgaria Border Checkpoints Jammed by Turkish Transit Vehicles

Society | August 30, 2008, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

The line of waiting vehicles at the Bulgarian border checkpoint Kalotina has reached 2 kilometers Saturday afternoon, according to the announcement of the Bulgarian Directorate "Border Police."

About 1850 vehicles and 5,000 individuals have left Bulgaria through Kalotina since Saturday morning until 4:30 pm.

The border policemen are working at six locations at the checkpoint with full technical and staff capacity - 25 employees are serving the endless flow of transit passengers going to Western Europe, most of them Turkish nationals.

At the other border checkpoint "Capitan Andreevo," there is a line of 400 vehicles. The line is serviced by nine border counters and by 37 employees of the border police. Three Turkish citizens were detained at the checkpoint Saturday while attempting to illegally cross the border hidden in the trunks of cars.

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