Four Iraqi families discovered in van heading towards German border


Police on Monday stopped a van carrying 31 immigrants from Iraq on the main motorway heading towards the main western border crossing with Germany at Rozvadov. Police said they consisted of four families without any of the required papers to transit or stay in the country. The Romanian driver of the van, which had British number plates, has also been detained on suspicion of people smuggling. The Iraqis will be questioned to determine whether they have asked for asylum anywhere in Europe. The Czech Republic is currently dealing with 132 illegal immigrants being housed in detention centres.