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Austria: Strict controls reintroduced at Hungarian border02:24

Austria: Strict controls reintroduced at Hungarian border

Austria, Nickelsdorf
April 25, 2016 at 18:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Austrian police reintroduced strict border controls at the frontier with Hungary near Nickelsdorf, Monday, in a bid to prevent refugees from entering the country.

As traffic piled up at the crossing, Austrian National Police Director-Deputy Werner Fasching said that “Over the last weeks we have noticed an increasing number of refugees and people smugglers.” He added that “We have to react to this situation weekly to prevent criminality and smuggling of immigrants. In coming weeks we are going to support our Hungarian colleagues. The controls will run all day."

“The tightened control will last several weeks and then we will evaluate the results", Fasching added.

Austria: Strict controls reintroduced at Hungarian border02:24
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Austrian police reintroduced strict border controls at the frontier with Hungary near Nickelsdorf, Monday, in a bid to prevent refugees from entering the country.

As traffic piled up at the crossing, Austrian National Police Director-Deputy Werner Fasching said that “Over the last weeks we have noticed an increasing number of refugees and people smugglers.” He added that “We have to react to this situation weekly to prevent criminality and smuggling of immigrants. In coming weeks we are going to support our Hungarian colleagues. The controls will run all day."

“The tightened control will last several weeks and then we will evaluate the results", Fasching added.