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17th December, 2019

Nearly 300 migrants detained at border

Nearly 300 migrants that had crossed into Hungary were stopped and escorted back across the security border fence by police officers this weekend.

During the same period, 39 migrants were apprehended along the Romanian and Croatian stretches of the border, and proceedings were launched against six suspects for human trafficking.

Last week, a total of 669 migrants were escorted back across the border fence by police in Hungarian territory. In the previous week, from December 2–8, the corresponding figure was 630.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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