The migrants, who were mostly from Afghanistan, India, Burundi and Nepal, will face proceedings for attempting to illegally cross the border after leaving asylum centers in Slovenia.
More than 100 people who boarded a train to Italy after leaving two asylum-seeker centers in Slovenia will face proceedings for trying to illegally cross the border, Slovenian police said on Wednesday (September 21) according to news agency AP.
The 103 migrants had boarded the train to Italy on Tuesday night before officers found them, Koper city police said, adding that the asylum seekers were mostly from Afghanistan, India, Burundi and Nepal. No further information was provided.
Some migrants fleeing war, poverty and violence in their home countries come to Slovenia from Croatia and the Western Balkans in hopes of moving on toward wealthier countries of the European Union such as Germany, Austria or Italy.
Slovenia to dismantle Croatia border fence
In June, Slovenia's new left-liberal government under Prime Minister Robert Golob announced it would take down its border fence on the Croatian border by the end of the year.
The fence had been installed as part of efforts to prevent migrant flows during Europe's so-called refugee crisis in 2015, when more than one million people reached Europe. The fence is currently about 200 kilometers long.
Slovenia has announced plans to monitor the border with drones and cameras instead.