Austrian Police Prevent Attempted Smuggling of 17 Migrants from Hungary

EU | 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.


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