Serbian authorities reported that 600 migrants have been apprehended since the start of the year as they were attempting to illegally cross the border hidden in trucks. Meanwhile, migrants are continuing to arrive along the new Balkan route while three charred bodies were discovered in Bihac, Bosnia.
Nearly 600 migrants were discovered in Serbia since the beginning of this year as they were attempting to illegally reach EU countries hidden in trucks, according to Serbian authorities. They were apprehended at the border with Croatia and Hungary, customs officials said. Customs authorities in Belgrade added that in the month of May alone over 40 migrants were found hiding in refrigerated trucks transporting fruit, vegetables and other foods. The majority were Afghan and Pakistani nationals. Customs and police officials have been provided with sophisticated equipment to detect the presence of people hidden in lorries, authorities said.