Turkish people smuggler sentenced to 5 years imprisonment

A local court in north-western Hungary has sentenced a Turkish national to five years in prison for smuggling 45 Syrian illegal migrants in his truck.

A spokesman for the court said that the defendant had charged the migrants 5,000 euros for helping them cross from Hungary into Austria. Hungarian police, however, stopped the truck on motorway M1, and detained the driver and the passengers.

According to the appealable sentence, the Turkish man has also been banned from Hungary for 10 years.

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