Budapest, August 28 (MTI) – Hungarian police have arrested three Bulgarians and an Afghan national in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck on Austria’s A4 motorway, the spokeswoman of the National Police Headquarters said on Friday.
Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs said police have filed charges against the suspects for their preliminary detention. Police are interviewing a further twenty people as witnesses, she added.
The spokeswoman declined to reveal where the arrests took place. Without going into details, she said that house searches had been conducted and items were seized.
Csiszer-Kovacs noted that Hungarian police were working together with their Austrian colleagues on the case.
Burgenland province police chief Hans Peter Doskozil told a press conference on Friday that one of the four suspects had Hungarian identity papers, adding that police believe that a Bulgarian-Hungarian human smuggling ring was responsible for the crime.