Some rather disappointing news has come to light thanks to a report from The Washington Post as it continues to look at Europe’s migrant crisis on November the 4th, 2019 – and Croatia is in the limelight.
As the Associated Press/WP writes on the 4th of November, 2019, three British nationals have been caught and are currently being held by Croatian police (MUP) for apparently smuggling illegal migrants. The publication claims that one of the individuals in question also attempted to run over a Croatian police officer in a vehicle.
WP writes that a statement reads that Croatian police approached a vehicle which was being driven by a 31-year-old British man while parked close to the Slovenian border. The car then sped toward one of the officers, leading him to jump out of the oncoming vehicle’s path to safety.
Following that already strange incident, the individual was arrested. According to a statement from the police on Monday, the man who seems to have attempted to run over, or at best scare the Croatian police officer was linked to two other men, who also hold British citizenship, who were trying to transport a number of ”foreign citizens” (their citizenships have not been specified) over the Slovenian-Croatian border in a van.
In addition to that, the authorities in Croatia’s neighbour to the north, Slovenia, have claimed that their police officers have also caught and detained as many as nine people who hold various different citizenships for trying to smuggle migrants, recording a very concerning 150 attempted illegal border crossings since last Wednesday alone.
In addition to this, WP reports that issues of a similar nature involving migrants have occurred in other European countries over the last couple of days, too.
We will continue to update this article as more information is officially released. Stay tuned.
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