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Bondary. They came to pick up the migrants. The border guards gave chase. Shots fired

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The Border Guard detained five Georgians who are to be charged with aiding and abetting illegal border crossings. The men were detained after a chase that started near the town of Bondary (Podlaskie Voivodeship). They escaped in four cars.

It was after 4 in the morning when on Tuesday (April 11) a patrol from the border post in Narewka noticed four cars driving at high speed towards the town of Bondary.

“The officers set off in pursuit of the vehicles. Despite the signals given, the drivers did not stop for control, and moreover they blocked the Border Guard service vehicle” – informs major Katarzyna Zdanowicz, spokeswoman for the Podlasie Border Guard Unit.

They escaped in four cars Podlaskie Branch of the Border Guard

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One tried to bypass the officer and drive away. Warning shots fired

When the SG patrol managed to overtake two of these cars, one of the drivers stopped the car. The other tried to avoid the officer and drive away. He stopped only when three warning shots were fired.

Read also: Six “couriers” transported 23 migrants

Three citizens were traveling in two stopped cars Georgia. The other two cars that left the scene were stopped by patrols from the Border Guard post in Michałów. Two men were moving them – also Georgians.

Border Guard: they were to pick up those who crossed the border illegally

“Foreigners have been handed over to officers from the Border Guard Post in Narewka, where further activities are being carried out” – informs Major Zdanowicz.

The cars were damaged Podlaskie Branch of the Border Guard

As he reports, five Georgians came to pick up people after illegally crossing the Polish-Belarusian border.

“They will be charged, among others, with aiding and abetting illegal border crossings, which is punishable by up to eight years in prison,” the spokeswoman noted.

According to the Podlaski Border Guard Department, this year Polish border guards detained a total of over 190 people suspected of aiding or organizing illegal border crossings from Belarus to Poland.

Read also: The pursuit of a migrant smuggler. The man abandoned the car with the people and fled into the forest

Detained couriersPodlaskie Branch of the Border Guard

Operation “Sluice” – Lukashenko’s revenge

Migration crisis on the borders of Belarus and Poland, Lithuania and Latvia was triggered by Alyaksandr Lukashenko, who is accused of conducting a hybrid war. It consists in the organized transfer of migrants to the territory of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Over the 28 years of his rule, Lukashenko has repeatedly threatened Europe with weakening border controls.

Read also: Operation “Sluice” – where did the planes to Minsk come from? This is what emerges from the analysis of thousands of flights

The action of attracting migrants to Belarus from the Middle East or Africa to provoke migration crisisTadeusz Giczan, a journalist from the Belarusian opposition channel Nexta, described on his blog earlier. He explained that the Belarusian services were conducting the “Sluice” operation invented 10 years ago in this way. Under the guise of trips to Minsk, promising to transfer to the EU, Lukashenko’s regime brought thousands of migrants to Belarus. Then he transports them to the borders of EU countries, where Belarusian services force them to cross them illegally. This operation is ongoing.

Read more at tvn24.pl: Crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border

Main photo source: Podlaskie Branch of the Border Guard

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