Last week Slovenian police arrested 102 immigrants who were illegally crossing the border with Croatia.
Over the course of the last week, Slovenian police caught 27 immigrants and 1 Slovenian people smuggler. Among them were 9 immigrants from Kosovo, 4 from Pakistan, 3 from Somalia and Algeria and two from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and – Croatia.
The Croats were fined and then released; 7 immigrants sought asylum in Slovenia and the rest were returned to Croatia.
Police officers from Ljubljana PD caught 11 immigrants on Monday, of whom 6 come from Morroco and 5 from Algeria. Their status is not known.
Later that day, in the evening, police caught 5 immigrants, of whom 2 were from Pakistan and 2 from Albania. 1 Iranian was caught a little while later. All were returned to Croatia.
On Tuesday, police caught 12 immigrants while they were illegally crossing the border. Among them were 7 nationals of Bangladesh, 3 Morrocans, as well as a Lybian and a Kosovar. Their status is unknown.
During Wednesday, police found a Lybian and an Algerian on the underbody of a freight train in Dobova from Serbia. Both were returned to Croatia.
On the same day police caught another 18 migrants, This time it was 6 Syrians, 4 Morrocans, 3 Turks and Iranians, as well as 1 national of Afghanistan and Egypt respectively. Their status is not known.
In a separate incident, Slovenian police also caught 2 Turks and 1 Afghani. 1 of them was returned to Croatia; 1 sought asylum in Slovenia, and 1 was handed over to Italian police.
During Friday, Slovenian police caught 9 immigrants and 2 smugglers, Pakistani nationals, who, with a personal vehicle with Italian registration, tried to smuggle the immigrants. The status of the 9 immigrants form Pakistan is unknown.
Police caught another 7 Algerians that day who were turned over to Croatian police.
This is an English translation of a well-done Croatian article which first appeared here.