Two more tunnels have been discovered below the fence along the Serbian border in southern Hungary, local police said on police.hu on Sunday.
A tunnel leading from Serbian territory below Hungary’s border fence was discovered during a field search in the area of Csikéria, in Bács-Kiskun County. Police officers will hold an on-site inspection at the opening and guard it until it is buried.
There is ongoing control along the border because migrants have been trying more frequently to enter the country illegally in the recent period. Another tunnel leading below the border fence was discovered by police in the outskirts of Mórahalom, in Csongrád-Csanád County, on Sunday, local police told MTI.
A police spokesperson said police officers serving at the border fence arrested twenty-six men who professed to be Afghan and Syrian citizens on Sunday afternoon.
The policemen then conducted a search and discovered a tunnel about 16 metres long, leading to Serbian territory under the border fence. The captured migrants entered the territory of Hungary through the tunnel.
After investigating the case in cooperation with the Serbian partners,
the authorities will restore the site to its original condition. In August, police in Bácsalmás found a tunnel near the border fence. At that time, 25 illegal immigrants were arrested on the outskirts of Kunbaja and the opening was discovered a few kilometres away during a search.