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From early June to early this week, police in the Czech Republic have arrested about 9,500 migrants, with 1,330 arrested overall last year.The largest numbers were found in South Moravia and the Zlín region.Mainly in Syria Foreigners coming from Europe want to use the Czech Republic as a transit country and go to other European Union countries. Given the current situation in the border areas, police officers have been stepping up patrols for some time.
Police detained 1,330 migrants last year, compared with 200 to 400 before that. Transit migration also increased this year compared to 2015, when the last big wave of migration hit Europe over the summer.
In June police detained 365 refugees. A senior police spokeswoman, Irena Pirazova, said: “Since July, a significant increase in overland transit illegal movements has been recorded.” Police say that in the first consecutive holiday month he found 1,055 fugitives, in August he secured 3,478 fugitives, and from early September he had 4,558 by 19 September. secured the fugitive.
Syrian refugees from Turkey are mainly heading to other European countries via the Czech Republic. “Syrian citizens have long been the most frequently represented nationality found during the transit of illegal immigrants,” said Pirahova. Police have seized around 8,800 since early June, and found 1,614 last week.
Foreigners come to the Czech Republic mainly from Slovakia, but the police most often detain them in the provinces of South Moravia and Zlin. On Monday-Thursday morning alone, police in Zlín’s border area arrested her 383 illegal immigrants. 2,237 of her people have lived in Zlín since this wave of migration began.
Due to rising immigration, foreign police are also checking major immigration hubs. On Thursday, police intervened at Prague’s main railway station. “It’s a typical random check,” said Prague police spokesman Richard Hrdina. The action is focused on refugees, and police have already uncovered wrongdoing. According to Hrdina, the police check intersections every day.
At the beginning of September, Minister of Interior Vit Lakshan (STAN) and his Slovak colleague Roman Miklets agreed to step up patrols on the Czech-Slovak border. He said the Slovak minister also promised that the Slovak police would pay more attention to checking the trucks used by migrants to travel. There, the police detect a large group in a truck.
The Austrians also announced that the Czechs would withdraw part of their contingent from Macedonia, where police officers help guard the EU border, in order to step up patrols. 10 fewer police officers need to be on duty, instead of 40 in .
The police can return detained Syrian refugees to Slovakia and from there enter the Czech Republic or issue an exit order so that they must leave the country within 30 days. They cannot deport them to Syria.
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