Two Syrians from Germany arrested in Slovakia for smuggling migrants

They face 10 years in prison if convicted.

Migration crisis was one of causes for the rise in conspiracies and fake or hybrid news; illustrative stock photoMigration crisis was one of causes for the rise in conspiracies and fake or hybrid news; illustrative stock photo (Source: AP/TASR)

The Slovak police have pressed charges of human smuggling against two Syrian nationals with temporary stays in Germany who were caught attempting to smuggle a 23-year old-Syrian woman with two children through the Rajka-Čunovo crossing at the Hungarian-Slovak border near Bratislava last week, the TASR newswire reported.

The police discovered that the Syrian woman and the children aged four and one had been registered as asylum-seekers in Hungary. The two alleged human smugglers, Ahmed A. and Daham A., last week picked her and the children up in front of an asylum facility in Hungary with the intention of smuggling them through Slovakia to Austria, said Slovak Police Corps spokesperson Denisa Baloghová.

The two Syrians were taken into custody and could spend as many as 10 years in prison if convicted. Meanwhile, the Syrian woman and the children have been placed in a transitory facility for migrants, pending their return to Hungary.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Migration crisis

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

Illustrative stock photo

Autumn holidays change, art schools close too

The ministry will contribute to schools to buy computers and other equipment for distance learning.

Illustrative stock photo