Polish border guards detain two groups of illegal migrants from Afghanistan

Border guards of the Podlaska region in Poland have detained two groups of illegal migrants who had crossed the Polish-Belarusian border in violation of the law. They are all citizens of Afghanistan.

The patrol of the frontier post in the village of Krynki found traces of border crossing on the border from Belarus to Poland. A few kilometers from the border, guards, detained 11 foreigners: 6 men aged 15 to 49 and 5 women aged 9 to 47. All of them crossed the border on foot, said the Department of Border Guard Service.

Illegal migrants from Afghanistan. Photo: strazgraniczna.pl

The second group was arrested in Sokolka. The officers of the border post, together with the police, detained 11 citizens of Afghanistan. Foreigners aged 18 to 45 years confessed to illegally crossing the Polish-Belarusian border.

After performing the necessary actions in the presence of an interpreter, the foreigners were placed in detention centers for foreigners by court order.

There are also issues with the illegal border crossing at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. Since the beginning of 2021, 392 citizens of third countries have been detained in Lithuania, who illegally crossed the border of Lithuania from Belarus. From June 1 to June 16 alone, 204 migrants crossed the border illegally.

In this regard, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Lithuania Agnė Bilotaitė appealed to the General Prosecutor’s Office to launch an investigation against the illegal movement of people across the border.