3.3 C
Ljubljana
Sunday, December 4, 2022

13 Iraqis found in poor condition in secret compartment in lorry at Obrežje

By: P.T., STA

During a check of a cargo vehicle registered in Bosnia-Herzegovina on the Obrežje border crossing with Croatia, Slovenian police and customs officers rescued on Tuesday 13 citizens of Iraq who had been transported in a secret compartment in the vehicle. Some of them required medical attention due to lack of air and dehydration.

As the vehicle was stopped at the border crossing for a routine check, police and customs officers found out that the vehicle was modified, and that it contained a secret compartment in which the Iraqis were being transported illegally.

They were taken out of the vehicle and provided first aid on the spot. Two persons needed to be taken by ambulance to the local hospital, the Novo Mesto Police Department said in a press release on Wednesday.

It added that the foreigners had been running out of breath, with some of them already losing consciousness. They were severely dehydrated and very scared. The 13 persons rescued included two children aged eleven and six.

Investigators subsequently established that the Iraqis had entered the vehicle in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the diver’s help, and that they had travelled from there to the Slovenian-Croatian border for several hours.

They were crammed in the compartment measuring 250×80 centimetres and, when they started running out of fresh air, they called the driver for help. He allegedly did not respond.

The police detained the 52-year-old driver and the 48-year-old fellow passenger, who are both citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina. They will be charged with the criminal act of prohibited crossing of state border or territory.

Police procedures with the rescued Iraqi citizens are still under way.

Share

Latest news

Minister Of Health Threatened The Doctors’ Trade Union With An “All-Out War;” Prime Minister Golob Is Now Trying To Make Excuses For Him: “Emotions...

By: Sara Bertoncelj / Nova24tv On Tuesday, the trade union of doctors and dentists – FIDES, and the government representatives met for crucial negotiations on...

Let’s dance because we are poorer every day! While inflation is falling in the EU, it is rising in Slovenia – food is almost...

By: Andrej Žitnik / Nova24tv.si According to the estimates of the European statistical office Eurostat, the annual inflation in the euro area fell to 10...

Apparently, Political Interests Are Above The Law: Vučko’s State Election Commission Wants To Shorten Legal Deadlines So That Golob Can Get Rid Of The...

By: Sara Kovač / Nova24tv On Thursday, the State Election Commission will be deciding on the shortening of the deadline for the adoption of the...

Entrepreneurs, beware! Left-wing minister Mesec is establishing a directorate for the nationalisation of private property!

By: Gal Kovač / Nova24tv The Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities announced the establishment of the Directorate for “Economic Democracy”. The...

Related news

Socialists are going to run out of money, the right just needs to consolidate, sit back with a bag of popcorn, and enjoy the...

By: Mitja Iršič The triple referendum is over, Slovenians have decided that they urgently want Alenka Bratušek in their own department and Minister Mesec in...

Walking between the drops

By: Jože Biščak By “virtue signalling” some do not incur costs, but they cause harm. Usually deliberate if we are talking about politicians; especially those...

Why Tonin did not disappoint me after all

By: Gašper Blažič For many, yesterday’s referendum Sunday was “black”, as the (in my opinion, wild) government coalition won all three referendums. Some of my...

If the party that promised higher taxes and lower wages during the elections is in power, then the results of the referendums really should...

By: Jože Biščak After the presidential elections, I wrote that the Slovenian reality is that a ham sandwich would be elected if the left supported...
Share