Over 16,000 Illegal Entries into Croatia Thwarted by Police YTD

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ZAGREB, Sept 16, 2020 – The police have prevented over 16,000 attempts of illegal migrants to enter Croatia so far this year, Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic told the national parliament on Wednesday during Question Time.

In response to a lawmaker’s questions about irregular migrants, the minister agreed that it was one of the biggest challenges Croatia was faced with now.

So far this year, the police have prevented over 16,000 attempted illegal entries, and 406 criminal reports have been filed against 374 people suspected of organising illegal entries into Croatia, the minister said.

He added that of 2,000 smugglers and organisers of illegal transport of irregular migrants across Croatia who have been arrested since the outbreak of the migrant crisis, 30% are Croatian nationals.

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