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2nd June, 2020

Nearly 600 migrants stopped last week

Police officers and soldiers took action against 237 illegal border entrants from Friday through Sunday, the National Police announced.

The police website states that 117 people were caught on Friday, 70 on Saturday and 50 on Sunday, all of whom were taken outside the fence on the Serbian border.

Seven migrants were caught near the Romanian border.

Last week, authorities caught 598 people in Hungary, up from 395 in the previous week.

Proceedings were launched against 14 suspects for people-smuggling.

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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