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Football baseball basketball soccer Hockey Police in Slovenia say they have stopped a van carrying 43 migrants who entered the country illegally

August 10, 2020, 11: 12 AM

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia —
Police in Slovenia said Monday they stopped a van carrying 43 migrants who entered the country illegally.

They detained a 39-year-old Bulgarian citizen who was driving the van, which had Bulgarian license plates.

The migrants said they came from Pakistan and Bangladesh. A patrol stopped the van on Sunday in the area of Sezana, near the border withItaly.

Slovenia has reported a rise in illegal migration of people trying to reach Western Europe while fleeing violence or poverty in their home countries.

The influx has picked up in the summer since the easing ofcoronaviruslockdown measures in the Balkans.

Thousands of migrants remain stuck in the region while seeking to move toward Western Europe.



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