Austrian Police Prevent Attempted Smuggling of 17 Migrants from HungaryEU | June 12, 2016, Sunday // 16:54| views
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.