Hungary’s chief security advisor has revealed that border protection agencies detained more than 700 illegal migrants at the Hungarian-Serbian border in January.
György Bakondi told public news channel M1 that most of them sought to enter Hungary by hiding in a vehicle and the numbers have not relented in recent years.
Bakondi said that Hungary has strengthened its double border fence with technical equipment, increased its police staff, reviewed the sources of support for NGOs helping migrants, and trained its authorities to handle an increased wave of migrants.
“Tight border control is where the stability of Hungary’s domestic security starts,” the security advisor said. He revealed that there are more than 70,000 migrants en route through the Balkans to Europe, most of them from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Algeria.
According to MTI, Bakondi said that what is at stake at the EP elections is whether or not we can protect Europe from immigration.
“The most important stake of the EP elections is whether or not we will be able to protect Europe from immigration and pro-immigration politicians,” he said.
“Last year, Hungary made several efforts to guarantee security, and the implementation of measures aimed at security will continue this year,” he added.