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Mar 12, 2020

Migrants arrested hiding in minivan

Hungary's national police force has confirmed that a Chrysler minivan with 15 Afghan migrants hidden on board was stopped on the motorway in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Hungary's national police force has confirmed that a Chrysler minivan with 15 Afghan migrants hidden on board was stopped on the motorway in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police said the van was stopped near Győr in western Hungary and all 15 people hidden in the vehicle declared themselves to be from Afghanistan. None of the migrants had any documents to confirm who they were or where they came from.

The vehicle, which was traveling towards Austria, was impounded and all 15 migrants were returned to Romania.

In addition to the Romanian driver of the van, police also arrested the driver of an Austrian-registered Mercedes, who was driving ahead of the Chrysler and acted as a lookout. Both the Romanian driver of the van and the scout were charged with human trafficking.

Just yesterday, Hungarian and Romanian border police discovered 33 illegal immigrants attempting to enter the country hidden in a truck arriving from Romania. The migrants were from Syria, Iraq, and Palestine.

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