Hungarian Motor Way M1 Tailbacks

  • 1 Sep 2015 9:00 AM
Hungarian Motor Way M1 Tailbacks
Tighter checks by Austrian authorities have caused 20km tailbacks on the M1 motorway in the direction of Austria, a spokesman for the Hungarian Public Roads agency said. Austrian authorities started stricter checks on Sunday morning, stopping every vehicle suspecting of hiding passengers inside. Tightened security comes after the death of 71 migrants, among them four children, left in a truck on the side of a motorway in Austria last week.

So far five people have been taken into custody in connection with the crime.

Hungarian police reported that 8,792 illegal entrants have been detained over the weekend and procedures were started against 36 people suspected of human smuggling.

In addition, two Hungarians were caught near the Hegyeshalom border driving taxis carrying migrants. A German woman also attempted to drive three Syrian and a Libyan citizen across the border into Austria. She was apprehended on Sunday, police said.

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