Border guards apprehended two Syrians at the border on Slovakia


Two travelers without documents were detected in Transcarpahia by the district inspector of BS “Stuzhytsya” of Chop Detachment. They were stopped by Transcarpathian border guards nearby Ukrainian-Slovakian border reporting that they had arrived from Syria.

Just last year, Transcarpathian border guards discovered 55 cases of illegl cross of the state border. The record-holdres among the migrants were the citizens of Afghanistan.

As the border guards marked, many migrants get to Transcarpathia through Lviv oblast in order to cross the border here. Thus, border guards together with the law enforcement agents will intensify patrolling through Uzhok pass. However, often migrants are smuggled through the border by local criminal groupings. This year five such groups were disclosed.