Four people smugglers from Syria arrested

Four people smugglers from Syria arrested
Man in handcuffs. File photo: APA/DPA
Four alleged people smugglers from Syria were arrested in Leopoldsdorf, Lower Austria on Monday night.

According to police they had 53 Syrians – 47 men and six women – hidden in the cargo compartment of a truck with Bulgarian license plates.

They had entered Austria through Hungary, and were arrested by a team from the Special Investigation branch SOKO.

The 53 Syrians have now applied for asylum seeker status and are said to be in good health.

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