BELGRADE (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th August, 2019) The Serbian police have detained a driver trying to smuggle 46 migrants in his van, the Serbian Interior Ministry said on Friday.
The driver was detained near the border with Northern Macedonia and is going to be charged with human trafficking.
"The borderpolice officers stopped a van on Presevo territory, in which they found 33 citizens of Iran, seven Pakistanis and three citizens fromEritrea and Afghanistan each, all without documents. A.M., born in 1984, who had driven a van with a registration number from another car, tried to flee, but was detained," the ministry said.
Serbia is a part of the so-called Balkan route for migrants trying to get to EU countries fromAsia and Africa. Approximately a million people have passed through Serbia during recent years.
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