Federal police have apprehended 99 fugitives in the Görlitz area within 24 hours and arrested three smugglers. On Monday morning, a 33-year-old man had fled from the officers in a van, as the Federal Police announced on Tuesday. When the vehicle finally stopped on a forest road, the officials discovered 15 men, a woman and three children from Syria, as well as a man from Morocco on the loading area.
In the afternoon, the Federal Police stopped the vehicle with three Syrians on the back seat. In addition, one had taken on Monday in the district of Görlitz still 76 migrants among other things from Syria, India and Pakistan in custody. These were on foot and had presumably previously been dropped off by smugglers on the German side. According to a spokeswoman for the federal police, most of the migrants had filed a request for protection and were directed to initial reception facilities.
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