- 29 Nov 2023 6:56 AM
- Hungary Matters
Local police tried to stop a van on road number 76 near Sármellék, western Hungary, on Nov 16 but the driver deflected and tried to flee after driving away and stopping on a minor dirt road.
The van he abandoned included ten illegal migrants who identified themselves as Turkish citizens.
The Turkish driver, aged 27, was apprehended a few days later near Székesfehérvár, along with a 23-year-old accomplice who had also been involved in people smuggling with a follow-up vehicle.
Zala police started a procedure against both and the court ordered their pre-trial detention.
The investigation revealed that the younger man was wanted by Turkish authorities for possessing a gun, committing murder and activities as member of a terrorist organisation.