Group of illegal refugees placed in detention

22-04-2016

The majority of the 26 illegal migrants who were detained near the town of Domažlice on Thursday have been placed in the Běla-Jezová detention centre. Five of them are still being questioned by the police in order to ascertain their identity. Most of the migrants are from Afghanistan and have already been registered in Bulgaria or Hungary, two are from Pakistan. Eleven of them have no identity papers or passports. Police are still searching for the driver of the van who attempted to smuggle the group to Western Europe. If caught and convicted of people smuggling he could face up to two years in jail.