Interior Minister Horst Seehofer instructed police to increase random checks at Germany's borders, starting from Wednesday to prevent unauthorised entries. The announcement was made by spokesperson Steve Alterduring a weekly press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

Alter said: "The interior minister has decided that after control procedures are conducted and it appeared persons are subject to an entry ban, they should be rejected in the entry on the order."

He continued: "The interior minister has also demanded or advocated for the necessary legal amendments which allow detaining persons who are already subject to ban entry but have made an attempt to enter the county illegally."

Horst Seehofer's calls for extended checks along Germany's borders followed the reports that Ibrahim Miri, a leading member of the Bremen Miri clan, has claimed asylum in Germany after coming back into the country illegally. Miri was deported to Lebanon just a few months ago, arrived back in Germany, allegedly via an illegal land crossing, and then applied for the asylum status at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in Bremen.

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