From October 11 to 17, 699 unauthorized people were taken into custody at the Polish border, the Berlin Police Department announced on Monday. Last weekend alone, 288 people were arrested.
In the entire week before, however, there were 810 people who came into custody; on the weekend of October 8th to 10th, the number was 392. This means that in October the Federal Police have picked up almost as many people at the German-Polish border in Brandenburg for unauthorized entry into Germany via Belarus as it did from January to September. By Sunday the officials had counted 3,302 unauthorized entries via Belarus and Poland so far this year, by the end of September it was 1,556.
According to the federal police, the arrested people came primarily from Iraq, Syria, Iran and Yemen. On the German-Polish border on the Saxon side, officials of the federal police attacked 135 people who came to Germany via Belarus and Poland from Friday to Sunday last weekend.
The Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko announced at the end of May in response to tightened Western sanctions against his country that Minsk would no longer prevent migrants from continuing to travel to the EU. (APA / red)