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May 03, 2017

Hungarian police officers sent to Serbia and Macedonia to patrol borders

The police officers will be taking part in joint border defense operations with host countries, with 15 police staff traveling to Serbia and 30 to Macedonia

Hungary's police force has sent officers to Serbia and Macedonia to help patrol the borders.

The police officers will be taking part in joint border defense operations with host countries, with 15 police staff traveling to Serbia and 30 to Macedonia.

Hungarian police will be performing patrolling duties to prevent and uncover attempts to illegally cross the border, in addition to assisting in the apprehension of people smugglers and illegal immigrants within the territory of Macedonia and Serbia. Police will not only be on duty at the border, but also in the interior of the two countries, a statement from the police HQ reads.

Both contingents are equipped with service vehicles, night vision equipment and hand-held thermal cameras, while the Macedonian team will also be supporting border protection activities using a mobile thermal camera.

Hungarian police officers on duty in Macedonia and Serbia will be performing their duties using their own service equipment and will be exercising their right to take police action under the supervision of the Macedonian and Serbian authorities, the statement concludes.