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Afghans held in Serbia on suspicion of smuggling migrants

Afghans held in Serbia on suspicion of smuggling migrants

May 31, 2016 - 15:16

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Three Afghan citizens have been detained on suspicion of smuggling migrants through the Serbian-Hungarian border, the Serbian Interior Ministry said Monday.

Serbian law enforcement personnel prevented the smuggling of 44 migrants, including Afghan, Iranian, Iraqi and Syrian citizens, according to the Sputnik news service.

"Afghan citizens, who had organised reception of migrants and their crossing the border, were detained, on suspicion of illegal border crossing and people smuggling," a statement from the ministry said.

Police officers handed the detainees over to the prosecutor's office in the northern Serbian city of Subotica. Many people continue trying to reach European nations despite strict controls enforced by many countries.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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