Dozens of migrants stopped at Romania’s border with Serbia

Dozens of migrants stopped at Romania’s border with Serbia

Bucharest, January 16, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Irina Stoica

Romanian border police yesterday caught a grup of 60 migrants who were trying to enter the country illegaly from Serbia. The migrants, all male, were spotted by infrared cameras around 1.45am, shortly after crossing the border from Serbia, on foot. Several patrols intervened immediately and escorted them to the Jimbolia border police precinct for check-up and fingerprinting. Fist investigations showed that all the migrants were men aged 20 to 40 who came from Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Morocco.

Serbian border authorities were contacted to join the investigation and to enforce the readmission agreement. Border surveillance was increased in accordance with the joint action plan for the prevention of illegal migration, according to a press release made public by the Border Police.