Confirming a recent analysis warning about renewed migration pressure as coronavirus movement restrictions are lifted, the weekend report of Hungarian National Police showed that police and armed forces acted against over 300 migrants who tried to illegally enter the country.
The report said that police and armed forces detained and returned 258 foreign nationals on the territory of Hungary, prevented 58 people attempting to illegally enter the country, apprehended 28 people caught in the act of illegal entry, charged five persons with people smuggling, and two with forging official documents.
In one such case, in the early hours of Monday border police apprehended a group of 12 in Hercegszántó near the Serbian border.
The group consisted of eight men, one woman and three children, all of whom declared themselves to be Syrian nationals, but could neither prove that claim nor prove that they had any legal right to enter Hungary.
They were subsequently transported back to Serbia.