Law enforcement in Italy on Monday tracked down 50 migrants in Udine and 76 in Trieste, including families and minors. The numbers show that migrants continue to arrive in Italy through the Balkan Route.
Migrant arrivals in Italy are continuing through the Balkan Route. On Monday in the north-eastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia at the border with Slovenia, law enforcement tracked down over 120 migrants between the cities of Udine and Trieste, including some minors.
Fifty stopped in Udine
Law enforcement officers stopped about 50 migrants between Udine and surrounding towns. Some of the migrants were minors, in particular a group in Pagnacco, where local residents had given them food and drink.
Between Sunday night and Monday morning, after receiving numerous reports from citizens, law enforcement including Carabinieri and finance police, personnel from police headquarters, and local police officers intervened in various areas just outside the city.
Once the migrants were identified, they were taken to migrant reception facilities, with minors taken to specialised centers, to carry out their anti-Covid quarantine period.
76 migrants tracked down in Trieste
Border police from San Dorligo della Valle, near Trieste, tracked down a total of 76 migrants on Tuesday morning - including families and children - who had arrived in Italy through the Balkan Route.
The migrants underwent identification procedures and the Catholic charity Caritas was also involved, distributing milk, nappies, and food to those in need.