Hungary’s southern border with Serbia is “under great pressure of migration”, the national police (ORFK) said on Friday, adding that the number of actions taken had tripled in the first seven months of the year compared to the same period last year.
Since the beginning of the year, police have intervened on 53,297 occasions compared to 17,442 between January-August in 2020, ORFK leaders told a press conference. Department head Zoltán Boross said that
501 people smugglers had been apprehended this year,
compared to 414 last year, adding that 459 legal proceedings had been initiated this year, “more than the figure for the whole of last year”.