Stop.hu writes about the capture and arrest of an Italian smuggler. In his caravan, 27 Afghan refugees were travelling: some of them from Bicske camp and a boy from Fót, but also people who came straight from the south. The driver picked them up in Budapest and the destination was Italy, he was supposed to get 1000 euro from another smuggler for each trip. The caravan was extremely crowded, the migrants had no drink or food. The smuggler is also charged with mistreatment.
Hajdupress.hu writes about how three underage Afghans were discovered in a lorry during border checks. The guards noticed that the canvas had an opening and they conducted an x-ray examination of the lorry. Check the photos.
Police.hu gives details of police actions: an Indian smuggler from Portugal was driving ten Afghans and 2 Syrians. Also, in a Hungarian taxi two underage Afghan migrants from Bicske were travelling and 11 Kosovars were caught on a train to Austria.
The article on Vagy.hu had the headline ‘Albanians in the Hungarian fog’ for about a day until they noticed the discrepancy in the nationalities of the migrants between the headline and the following story. Four underage Afghan migrants, ‘suspicious people’, were caught with the help of a heat camera in the thick fog. Check out the photo.
Dehir.hu also publishes the same news story with the complaining headline of ‘Again, the police caught Afghan border offenders’. Both articles use the term ‘illegal migrant.’
Local Debrecen media covers two, quite identical stories in several articles. In both cases three underage Afghan migrants were caught by the police, the only difference is the location and the time. All the 6 migrants were coming through Romania. The headlines of the articles are interesting, obviously the headline above by civishir.hu is the most outrageous. Other media published the stories with the headlines like
- ‘Three Afghans were wandering in Pocsaj’
- ‘They were behaving suspiciously so the border offenders were caught’
- ‘Three underage Afghans were caught by the border guards’
- ‘The police found illegal Afghan migrants in Pocsaj’
- ‘County police caught illegal border offenders again’.
Of course, as usual, you can see photos of policemen posing with the migrants in both cases, with photos originally from police.hu.
Hajdú Online writes about how police caught 4 underage Afghan migrants while they were crossing on the dam of Berettyő river from the direction of Romania. It also publishes a heat camera picture of the migrants. Police.hu has an additional photo.
Hvg.hu reports on a news item from APA news agency about six underage Afghan refugees. The 15 and 17 year-old boys hid in Hungarian freezer truck in Patras, Greece. After 30 hours in the truck, at the Italian-Austrian border they were knocking on the door. When the driver (who apparently did not know about them) opened the door they ran away. The Austrian authorities caught them later and they all showed signs of hypothermia - later the Italians took charge of them.
Kisalföld.hu reports that an underage migrant who Austrian police are looking for was caught at Sopron station. There is no indication what nationality he is or whether he is an asylum-seeker.
At Hegyeshalom during a police control two Gambians were caught - no indication if they were asylum seekers or not.