migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria resting in a park in Sarajevo, Bosnia. PHOTO/ARCHIVE/EPA/FEHIM DEMIR
migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria resting in a park in Sarajevo, Bosnia. PHOTO/ARCHIVE/EPA/FEHIM DEMIR

Bosnian authorities have dismantled a human trafficking ring, illegally transporting migrants to Croatia and other European countries.

In a major operation in Sarajevo and Mostar, Bosnian border police uncovered a human trafficking rink illegally smuggling migrants to Croatia and other EU member states. The organization included foreigners who pretended to be migrants, according to the website klix.ba, which quoted police sources. 


Among those arrested were two Pakistani citizens, an Iranian and a Bosnian. The migrants paid 1,500 euros to be transferred, generally by car, to Serbia or Montenegro, through Bosnia, to Croatia. 

Brawl at Bihac migrant camp, one seriously wounded 

A major brawl was reported on October 8 at a migrant hosting center in Bihac, in western Bosnia, where a migrant was seriously injured and police had to fire in the air to calm the situation, police officials were quoted as saying by local media. 

After the brawl between two Iranian nationals, one of whom reported serious injuries, and the officers' intervention, a number of migrants threw stones against the officers, who were again forced to fire in the air, according to reports. Police said a group of Afghan migrants were bullying the other migrants at the center.
 

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