Poland Thwarts 1,000 Illegal Border Crossings in Four Days

Polish border guards intercepted nearly one thousand illegal entries in the span of just four days, according to reports.

Between Saturday and Tuesday, at least 988 penetrations were thwarted with all occurring along Poland's border with Belarus.

The onslaught comes as thousands of migrants hailing mostly from the Middle East and Africa have been streaming into Poland, Lithuania, and other neighboring countries amid deteriorating relations between Minsk and the European Union.

Some 509 illegal crossings were attempted during the weekend alone.

"It was a busy weekend for Border Guard officers. A total of 509 attempts to illegally cross the border with Poland and Belarus. Border guards detained 7 illegal immigrants: 5 from Syria and 2 from Somalia. The remaining attempts were thwarted," the Polish Border Guard explained on social media.

Twelve foreign nationals were also apprehended for human smuggling, including citizens of Iran, Cameroon, Georgia, Tajikistan, Egypt, and the Netherlands, as well as five Syrians with residence permits in Belgium and Germany.

The Polish-Belarusian frontier stayed busy on Monday as 249 crossings were repelled.

Twelve illegal aliens were arrested with 11 hailing from Iraq and another from the Congo.

On Tuesday, 230 more penetrations were intercepted and a handful of foreigners were arrested for facilitating illegal migration.

In total, Polish authorities have intercepted more than 2,700 illegal crossings via Belarus in the past year, with the vast majority coming in recent months.

Poland recently began constructing a new 180 kilometer fence along its border with Belarus.

The substantial uptick in migrant traffic came after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to allow aliens and drugs to flood Europe amid fraying diplomatic ties with the E.U. earlier this year.


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