Illegal migrants in lorry stopped at SE Hungary crossing
The Romanian authorities have started proceedings against the Turkish driver for alleged people smuggling and against the migrants for crossing the border illegally, Sandor Deak said.
So far this year, more than 35,300 migrants have made an illegal attempt to cross into Hungary, more than double the number in 2019, the prime minister’s chief domestic security advisor, Gyorgy Bakondi, told public broadcaster M1 channel on Wednesday.
Also 387 people traffickers have been arrested this year, which is more than the total over the past three years, for attempting to smuggle migrants westwards. Illegal border crossing attempts are putting “serious pressure” on law enforcement, he said.