Smuggler Caught With 31 Migrants Near Kočevje

By , 27 Aug 2019, 17:05 PM News
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STA, 27 August - The police apprehended on Monday two migrant smugglers transporting a total of 38 migrants in two vehicles in the Kočevje and Cerknica areas in south Slovenia.

Nearby the town of Kočevje the police apprehended on Monday morning a Romanian driver transporting 31 migrants in a van.

According to the Ljubljana Police Department, police officers stopped the van following a local's tip-off and apprehended the driver upon discovering his human cargo. None of the 31 migrants has requested for international protection.

Other recent cases

Meanwhile, a Lithuanian was caught in the vicinity of Cerknica on Monday evening trying to smuggle seven Afghanistan citizens who have illegally crossed the border and are still being processed.

The Novo Mesto police department meanwhile reported on Tuesday the capture of two smugglers transporting larger groups of migrants.

Nearby Črnomelj in the south, the police caught an Italian who was transporting 34 Pakistani and Afghan migrants in a single van on Monday afternoon.

Moreover, a Slovenian citizen was apprehended at Mokrice in south-eastern Slovenia on Sunday evening transporting five Kurdish illegal migrants with Turkish citizenship. He has been placed in detention.

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