Czech Republic: Police detain around 30 illegal migrants, who were likely heading towards Germany, hiding in the luggage space of a van.
It does not sound like they had much personal space or extra leg room. 🧐
Rest assured, they will not be staying in the Czech Republic. (No current photo was available, so we used this photo from another similar incident in late 2020)
– The incident turned into a dangerous chase in which several police patrols were involved including an emergency motorized unit.
Minutes later, the van crashed into a tree in Holešovice. According to police, 23 of the Syrian newcomers were instantly captured by the Prague police while six others were exposed by police helicopters when attempting to seek shelter in a nearby bush.
The majority were young men. They are now in the hands of the Czech Department of Foreign Police, who will investigate how they managed to cross the border.
* The Czech police do not play games, nor are they passive observers. 👍