Tag: migrants
Macedonia 15.10.20 | 17:12

Police raids trafficking group that moved illegal migrants from Greece into Serbia

A series of raids led to the arrest of 10 men who were trafficking migrants through Macedonia. The arrests were conducted mainly in the area of Lipkovo, a village on the border with Serbia, which is a major staging ground for illegal migrants, and in Bogdanci, on the border with Greece. Charges are filed...

Macedonia 20.09.20 | 17:14

Police find 28 migrants in Lojane and Vaksince villages

The police found early Sunday 28 migrants during a search of two houses in the villages of Lojane and Vaksince, while three individuals have been detained. The police conducted a search in the houses under the suspicion of crime “migrant smuggling”, upon an order issued by the Kumanovo Basic Court. Ten...

Macedonia 06.09.20 | 23:02

Trafficker flees the police, abandons truck full of Asian migrants

A migrant trafficker was intercepted near Negotino yesterday, and he fled the scene leaving a truck full of illegal migrants. Police officers found 36 migrants in the truck, from Pakistan (11), Afghanistan (9), Syria (7) and other countries. Police is still searching for the trafficker, who ignored police...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 17:15

Trafficker arrested near Kumanovo while transporting 34 illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh

A man from Strumica was arrested wile transporting 34 illegal migrants near Kumamovo. A police chase after the vehicle ended up when the driver, fleeing the pursuit, hit into the fence of a house and then tried to flee on foot. Officers arrested the 28 year old man from the village of Banica near Strumica....

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 18:23

Trafficker charged with transporting 70 illegal migrants

A 22 year old man from the village of Batinci near Skopje is charged with migrant trafficking after being arrested yesterday near Negotino. In his Volvo truck, the police found a total of 70 illegal migrants. Macedonia is on the main stretch of the Balkan migrant route, moving migrants that have managed...

Macedonia 17.08.20 | 13:06

Two migrants killed when their trafficker hit a police vehicle near Radovis

Two migrants were killed in a traffic accident near Radovis yesterday evening. A trafficker was driving a group of 12 illegal migrants in an Audi Q7 when he crashed into a parked police vehicle. Due to the force of the impact, one migrant was killed on site and one succumbed to the injuries in the Stip...

Macedonia 16.08.20 | 14:38

Negotino police finds 80 illegal migrants from Pakistan in a truck headed north

Negotino police arrested a trafficker who was transporting 80 illegal migrants in his truck. The truck was stopped on the Negotino – Gradsko road yesterday morning. The driver, a 20 year old man from a village near Skopje, tried to flee but was eventually detained. All of the migrants were Pakistanis...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 23:05

Ten migrants found in truck at Tetovo customs terminal

Ten migrants from Iraq, Pakistan and Bangladesh, aged 15-49, were found around noon in a truck at the Tetovo customs terminal, the city’s police department said on Thursday. A 25-year-old man from a Tetovo village was driving the Mercedes truck carrying the migrants. All migrants, as well as the driver,...

Macedonia 09.08.20 | 12:05

Police find 94 migrants in truck on Radovis-Stip road

Police officers found 94 migrants Saturday night in a truck on the Radovis-Stip road, the Interior Ministry said in a press release on Sunday. The migrants, coming from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, have been transferred to the Regional Border Center – East for further processing. The truck...

Macedonia 03.08.20 | 12:17

Negotino man detained for transporting migrants

Police arrested a 30-year-old man from Negotino for transporting migrants in his vehicle at regional road Negotino-Gradsko on Sunday. Three migrants from Bangladesh were found in his vehicle during a police check. The migrants have been transferred to the reception-transit center in Gevgelija for further...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:17

Ten illegal migrants stopped near the border with Serbia

Ten illegal migrants were found in a car near the village of Vaksince near Kumanovo, on the border with Serbia. The group included people from Pakistan, Syria and Bangladesh. The driver fled once he spotted the police. Vaksince is one of the main centers for illegal transit over the border into Serbia....

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 12:28

Police stops 11 Bangladeshi migrants near Negotino

Police found 11 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh during a raid on the E-75 highway, between Gevgelija and Negotino. The migrants were driven in two vehicles, operated by two men from a village near Veles. The traffickers are being charged, and the migrants were sent to the Gevgelija migrant center...

Balkans 22.07.20 | 10:14

The coronavirus doesn’t stop migrants from going to Italy through the Balkan route

From Idomeni, migrants attempt to cross the border to Macedonia. At night, groups of people attempt to climb on commercial trains as blind passengers or they pierce holes in the wall along the border at night, online portal ‘InfoMigrants’ reports. “They jump on the train at the risk of being electrocuted...

Macedonia 18.07.20 | 19:35

Police stopped a group of 43 illegal migrants fro Bangladesh, Pakistan, Syria.. after a traffic accident

Police revealed additional details about the traffic accident on the highway near Skopje on Friday, which involved a large group of illegal immigrants. The van with Skopje licence plates that hit a concrete post was carrying a total of 43 immigrants – from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 12:08

Group of Bangladeshi migrants found near Negotino, another was involved in an accident near Skopje

Police found 18 illegal migrants transported in a van on the highway near Negotino. The group was driven by a man from Skopje and consisted of adult people from Bangladesh. The driver has been detained and the migrants temporarily housed in the Gevgelija reception area. In another incident, a van transporting...

Macedonia 13.07.20 | 17:22

Two migrants hold other 19 hostage in Vaksince village

The police found 21 migrants in an abandoned building in the Kumanovo village of Vaksince on Monday. The Ministry of Interior said two migrants, both from Pakistan, have been arrested for holding the other 19 hostage. Investigation in the case is underway.  

Macedonia 12.07.20 | 21:46

13 injured in car accident near Stip village

Thirteen people were injured Sunday near the Stip village of Lakavica after two vehicles collided with one of the them carrying migrants. Police spokesman Gordana Panajotova confirmed that two vehicles collided, but fell short of providing more details because investigation is ongoing. Alen Georgiev,...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 22:32

Strumica Mayor asks for police support after groups of illegal migrants were seen crossing the area

Two days after local media outlets published footage of illegal migrants walking freely around Strumica, Mayor Kosta Janevski finally responded – by calling on others to deal with the problem. Strumica is the new link in the Balkan migrant route. With the fair summer weather and the lifting of...

Macedonia 09.07.20 | 11:59

Migrants injured in traffic accident near Strumica

Seven migrants were injured Wednesday night near Strumica, after the van transporting them flipped over, Strumica police department spokesperson Hrizantema Rendevska has said. Authorities launched an investigation, but the driver had fled the scene. This is the second traffic accident in two days involving...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 16:55

Migrant trafficker causes a major accident in Strumica

A driver transporting a group of illegal migrants caused a serious traffic accident in Strumica in which three migrants were injured. The driver, a man from Kocani, was speeding through Strumica, possibly to evade a patrol, and hit three cars. Some of the migrants in his van fled after the accident....

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