Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Police stop van with illegal migrants

Eleven illegal migrants from Iraq, Syria and Pakistan were heading to Austria.

Police, illustrative stock photo(Source: TASR)

A van carrying eleven people – including two minors and one child – was stopped by the Slovak police on the outskirts of Bratislava near the Austrian border.

The vehicle had Austrian licence plates and was driven by a 38-year-old Slovak, the TASR newswire wrote on July 26. “They probably crossed the Hungarian-Slovak border with the intention to enter Austria,” the Slovak police wrote on a social network.

The driver attempted to flee after stopping the vehicle, but the officers caught him within a few moments. The driver could spend up to ten years in prison if convicted, and the migrants were taken by the Foreigners’ Police.

Top stories

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.

Focus Poll: Government loses support

Extremist party led by Marian Kotleba would have come third

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár) would have problems forming a cabinet.

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova Centrum Photo

If the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.

The future temporary bus station on Bottova Street in Bratislava