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Jan 29, 2020

Criminal proceedings launched against five migrants after illegally crossing Serbia-Hungary border

Csongrád County police said five men, two Syrian nationals aged 26 and 29, two 26-year-old Palestinian nationals and an Algerian national aged 25, were arrested near the border.

Criminal proceedings have been launched against five migrants detained after illegally crossing the Serbia-Hungary border on Tuesday.

As we reported yesterday, the suspects entered the country when some 60 migrants made an attempt to break through the southern border fence at Röszke, at 5.20am and 5.30am on Tuesday morning.

The Csongrád County police said an armed guard on duty fired three warning shots before patrols arrived at the scene. Police arrested some who had crossed and prevented others from getting through.

Szilvia Szabó, a spokeswoman for Csongrád County police, told MTI that five men, two Syrian nationals aged 26 and 29, two 26-year-old Palestinian nationals and an Algerian national aged 25, were arrested near the border. During questioning the suspects admitted to crossing the border.