Police detained 2,376 illegal migrants in first half of 2018


Police detained 2,376 illegal immigrants in the Czech Republic in the first six months of 2018, the interior ministry said in a quarterly migration report released on Tuesday. Most were from Ukraine, Moldova and Russia.

The report noted an annual rise of only 132 illegal immigrants being detained in January through June, signalling that the situation has stabilised since the migrant crisis of 2015/2016.

In terms of so-called transiting illegal migration across the Czech Republic, the ministry noted just 124 cases, of whom 69 were from Iraq, 15 from Nigeria and 10 from Syria.