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Jun 01, 2017

Hungarian authorities detain 123 migrants over past four days

Hungarian police revealed that the offenders did not have passports or any form of identification, and were subsequently escorted back to the Serbian border

Authorities have detained 123 migrants trying to enter Hungary through the Serbian border over the past four days, it has been revealed.

The Hungarian police force said at around 3am this morning, officers detained 40 migrants at the southern Hungarian town of Mórahalom. The group consisted of only men who all stated they were from Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

Police revealed that the offenders did not have passports or any form of identification, and were subsequently escorted back to the Serbian border.

On the 29th of May, 23 migrants were apprehended by police near the Hungarian village of Ásotthalom. These migrants, who were also men from Pakistan, were taken back to the border to be expelled.

On May 27th it was a similar story, a group of 60 people were stopped by police while trying to cross into Hungary. They were subsequently taken back across the border to Serbia.