On Sunday, border guards detained a Ukrainian who was transporting 27 immigrants from Iraq by a delivery truck, the Border Guard said.
Border Guard officers from Mielinek stopped the vehicle near the town of Radziwiłłówka in Podlasie. As it turned out, a Ukrainian citizen transported 27 migrants from Iraq “in a delivery vehicle belonging to a popular courier company”.
The Border Guard has published three photos showing white and red iveco vans. In its luggage compartment, you can see immigrants, among whom there are men and women, sitting on the floor.
Over 500 attempts to illegally cross the border on Saturday
Earlier, on Sunday, the Border Guard informed that on Saturday border guards recorded 524 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border. Five immigrants – four Iraqi nationals and one Syrian national – were arrested. On Saturday, Border Guard officers detained five foreigners for aiding in the illegal crossing of the border – two citizens of Syria and citizens of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Since the beginning of the year, the Border Guard has prevented over 18,000 attempts to illegally cross the Polish-Belarusian border, of which over 7,000 took place in October.
State of emergency at the border
Since September 2, due to the migration pressure in the border zone with Belarus – in 183 towns of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships – a state of emergency has been in force. It was introduced for 30 days under the ordinance of President Andrzej Duda, issued at the request of the Council of Ministers. In early October, the state of emergency was extended for another 60 days.
Among others, NGO activists and journalists are not allowed to enter the state of emergency. This means that all information in this zone comes from the authorities and services.
Main photo source: border guards