Slovak officers detained illegal migrants, traffickers on Greek border

On just their first patrol, Slovak police officers on the Greek-Turkish border detained 140 migrants and two traffickers. They also seized a riverboat used for human trafficking.

On just their first patrol, Slovak police officers on the Greek-Turkish border detained 140 migrants and two traffickers. They also seized a riverboat used for human trafficking.

Border police on the Greek-Turkish frontier intercept 200 to 300 immigrants every day. After crossing the Schengen border illegally, the immigrants typically travel west. Slovak Ministry Interior Ministry spokesperson Lucia Garajová, as quoted by the SITA newswire, said on November 16 that in most cases Greece is not the immigrants’ final destination, and so all member countries have an interest in bringing the situation under control while at the same time ensuring that human rights are respected.

Greece asked the EU for short-term operational help at its border with Turkey. In response, the European agency Frontex deployed so-called Rabit (Rapid Border Intervention Teams) teams to the area.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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