Croatian police have detained 9 folks suspected of smuggling migrants into the European Union nation from neighboring Serbia
ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian police have detained 9 folks suspected of smuggling migrants into the European Union nation from neighboring Serbia, a police assertion mentioned on Friday.
The suspects joined forces with unidentified individuals in Serbia to prepare unlawful entry over the Danube River for overseas nationals and monetary achieve, the assertion mentioned. All of the detained suspects are Croatian residents, the assertion added.
The Danube separates Croatia within the east from Serbia. Each nations lie on the so-called Balkan land route utilized by migrants attempting to succeed in Western Europe.
Hundreds of individuals from the Center East, Africa or Asia normally attain Greece or Bulgaria from Turkey, earlier than heading towards North Macedonia, Serbia or Bosnia.
From Serbia, migrants typically depend on folks smugglers to cross with out authorization into the neighboring EU states of Croatia, Hungary and Romania. They’re in peril of dealing with abuse, closed borders and harassment.