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25 Kurdish nationals found in Polish van

Customs officers have found 25 Kurdish nationals hiding in a van with Polish number plates on its way to Austria on motorway M1 near Acs in north-western Hungary, tax and customs authority NAV said on Wednesday.

The group of 12 men, 3 women and 10 children were jammed in the vehicle’s cargo department, the authority’s spokeswoman said.

The passengers could not present valid personal documents to stay in Hungary, Etelka Prantner Juhasz said, adding that legal proceedings had been launched against them for illegal entry and against the driver on people smuggling charges.

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