Budapest, August 31 (MTI) – A Slovak police unit dispatched to help their Hungarian colleagues patrol the Hungarian-Serbian border completed its month-long mission on Wednesday.
The contingent of 25 officers helped Hungarian authorities stop 509 migrants from crossing the country’s border illegally during their mission, János Balogh, commander of Hungary’s special response police division, said at a farewell ceremony.
Balogh thanked the Slovak officers for their help.
The Slovak unit was dispatched within a cooperation framework of the Visegrad Four grouping. The other members, Poland and the Czech Republic, have also sent units to southern Hungary. A fresh contingent of Czech officers is expected to arrive at the beginning of September, the national police headquarters said earlier this month.