Police find another group of illegal migrants

BELGRADE -- The Serbian police have discovered a group of 15 foreign nationals who carried no personal documents on a highway near the town of Velika Plana.

A file photo of a group of asylum seekers in the town of Obrenovac (Tanjug)
A file photo of a group of asylum seekers in the town of Obrenovac (Tanjug)

The daily Blic writes that they are citizens of Syria, who told the officers that they avoided border crossings and crossed to Serbia from Macedonia on foot.

The migrants also said that they traveled from Syria "on foot and using various means of transport."

Considering that all 15 said they wished to seek asylum in Serbia, they were sent to the Asylum Center in Sjenica, in the west of the country.

A day earlier, the police found 37 foreign citizens with no personal documents in a parking lot near the town of Smederevo. They came from Syria, Somalia, Eritrea, and Uganda.

Earlier in the week, a van packed with 54 migrants crashed in eastern Serbia, leaving more than 40 people injured.