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Oct 03, 2016

Nearly 250 illegal immigrants arrested in the past week

108 illegal border crossers were apprehended within the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday alone

A total of 234 illegal border crossers have been apprehended during the past week, it has been revealed.

The illegal immigrants were arrested in the vicinity of the Serbian-Hungarian border and were accompanied back to Serbia by police.

During the week of September 20-25 this number was higher at 309 migrants, 47 illegal border crossers were apprehended further inland and along other stretches of the country’s border, the police summary states.

Meanwhile, this weekend alone saw over 100 arrests. “108 illegal border crossers were apprehended within the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday," the National Police Headquarters confirmed.

According to new regulations that came into force on July 5, people who are apprehended within a distance of 8 kilometers of the Serbian and Croatian border with Hungary will be accompanied back to the gate at the border fence and will be directed to the nearest transit zone.

Those who are proven to have crossed or damaged the border security fence, or who are suspected of people smuggling, are being prosecuted, while along the Romanian and Ukrainian borders they are subject to immigration proceedings.