Tag: migrants
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....

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 11:39

Police find 211 migrants near Gevgelija, detain driver

Police officers found 211 migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan in a truck in village Stojakovo near Gevgelija late on Monday. Police officers stopped the truck when it joined regional road Gevgelija-Bogdanci. During the inspection, they found 211 migrants, of whom 144 from Bangladesh and 67 from Pakistan,...

Macedonia 30.06.20 | 18:24

Number of migrants increases: State of crisis declared on part of country’s territory

The Government adopted Tuesday a decision on a state of crisis at a part of the country’s territory due to increased migrant entry and transit. The state of crisis will last for 30 days, starting on July 2, with the HQ at the Crisis Management Center to be in continual session. The HQ is tasked with...

Macedonia 29.06.20 | 11:32

Border police intercepted 10 illegal migrants near Kumanovo

Ten illegal migrants were intercepted in the area of Kumanovo near the border with Serbia, but most of them fled. The incident occurred on Saturday evening, when a 36 year old man from Stip was found driving 10 migrants in his car toward the border. Seven of the migrants fled, and three of them, men...

Macedonia 27.06.20 | 13:17

Police find 17 migrants near Radovis

Police officers found late Friday 17 migrants – two from Pakistan, one from Somalia, five from Iran and nine from Afghanistan – at Strumica-Stip road near Radovis. A vehicle with Tetovo register places was found nearby, which the migrants said was used for their transport, the Ministry of Interior...

Macedonia 18.06.20 | 16:36

Border police reports it stopped the transport of 142 illegal migrants a week ago

The Interior Ministry informed that a week ago the border police patrol captured 142 illegal migrants hiding in a truck that was heading north along the A1 highway near Gevgelija. The migrants were transported by two men from Gevgelija, who are arrested and are being charged. Once the police spotted...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 14:31

Police finds 51 illegal migrants in house on the border with Serbia

A police raid on a house in the village of Vaksince, near Kumanovo, led to the discovery of 51 illegal migrants. The people were from Pakistan (38) and Afghanistan (13), and the group included six minors. Villages such as Vaksince, on the border with Serbia, are used by migrant traffickers to keep groups...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 11:19

Migrant trafficker hit a police car near Kumanovo, fled the scene leaving eight Pakistanis behind

A migrant trafficker caused an accident with a police car on Sunday evening as he was transporting eight illegal migrants near Kumanovo. The trafficker hit a police “Renault Megan” with his “Volkswagen Passat” and then fled the scene. Inside the Passat were eight migrants from...

Macedonia 09.06.20 | 12:42

Migrant trafficker kills a man while fleeing the police near Strumica

The victim in the high speed accident near Strumica yesterday was a driver from the village of Gradasorci, whose car was hit by a trafficker of illegal migrants who was fleeing the police. Ten passengers were also injured in the accident that was caused by E.S. (55) from Skopje, who was transporting...

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