Budapest, September 7 (MTI) – Police apprehended a total of 5,386 border violators over the weekend, the communications service of the national police headquarters said on Monday.
A report published on the police’s website shows that 2,181 persons were apprehended on Friday, 1,002 on Saturday and 2,203 on Sunday. Criminal proceedings were started against 38 people for human smuggling and against 5 people for forging documents.
Most border violators were captured in the southern parts of Csongrad county, a police spokesman said. A total of 1,991 people, including 518 children, were stopped on Sunday, and most of them claiming to be Syrian citizens, Szabolcs Szenti said.Some 5,000 migrants have arrived in Serbia from Macedonia since Sunday afternoon and around half of them already set off in the direction of the Hungarian border, a correspondent of Hungary’s M1 news channel said.This is the largest wave of migrants reaching Serbia, and they could reach Hungary within days, the correspondent said in Presevo.A correspondent in Hegyeshalom on the Hungary-Austria border said on Monday morning that the “old” border crossing on Highway 1 was still closed to general traffic and only migrants’ buses were allowed to pass through.