Nearly 1,400 People-Smugglers Set Free in Hungary

  • 23 Aug 2023 8:33 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Nearly 1,400 People-Smugglers Set Free in Hungary
A total of 1,385 foreign people-smugglers had been released from prisons by August 4, the National Corrections Institute revealed in an answer sent to the website 24 on Monday.

Under the so-called reintegration detention, if police see that the released people-smuggler has not left Hungary within 72 hours following his or her release, or has returned to Hungary within that period, then the convict is captured and taken to the closest prison. In that case the convicted person must serve the punishment meted out without conditional release.

The Corrections Institute and police say six people have been taken back to prison to date for violating the conditions of their release.

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