Serbian police prevent smuggling of 12 migrants into Croatia

Serbian border police said on Thursday they had prevented the illegal transfer of 12 migrants from Turkey, Somalia and Afghanistan into Croatia, arresting two men from Belgrade.

The two were arrested near the Croatian border and police found 12 Turkish, Afghan and Somali citizens in their two cars. The drivers were placed in 30 days' detention, while the foreigners were processed for unlawfully crossing the border.

In mid-July, Serbia formed joint military and police teams to protect its borders, with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic saying "Serbia won't be a parking lot for Pakistanis and Afghans whom no one in Europe wants." He also announced stricter penalties for people smugglers.

Last update: Thu, 11/08/2016 - 18:43

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