Hungary has dispatched new police contingents to help local forces patrol the border regions in Serbia, North Macedonia and Slovenia, the national police (ORFK) said on Tuesday.
The national police headquarters has sent a 30-strong contingent to North Macedonia, a 20-member unit to Serbia and a group of three to Slovenia, ORFK said on police.hu.
The police officers will be tasked with patrolling the three countries’ borders and helping to arrest people smugglers and illegal migrants, ORFK said.
Some of the Hungarian officers will be posted in the inner parts of the three countries, it said.
“The Hungarian police are committed to preventing illegal migrants from entering the territory of Hungary, and the European Union. To achieve this goal, the Hungarian police have offered their support to the countries of the Western Balkans,” ORFK said.