Two Syrians from Germany Arrested in Slovakia for Smuggling Migrants

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Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) – The Slovak police have pressed charges of people smuggling against two Syrian nationals with temporary stays in Germany who were caught attempting to smuggle a 23-year old-Syrian woman with two children through the Rajka-Cunovo crossing at the Hungarian-Slovak border near Bratislava last week, TASR learnt on Monday.

According to the findings of the Slovak police, the Syrian woman and the children aged four and one had been registered as asylum-seekers in Hungary. The two alleged people smugglers, Ahmed A. and Daham A., last week picked her and the children up in front of an asylum facility in Hungary with the intention of smuggling them through Slovakia to Austria, said Slovak Police Corps spokesperson Denisa Baloghova.

The two Syrians were taken into custody and could spend as many as ten years in prison if convicted. Meanwhile, the Syrian woman and children have been placed in a transitory facility for migrants pending their return to Hungary.