Eighty One Percent more Illegal Migrants in Republika Srpska compared to last Year

In Bosanski Brod and Doboj, police have found a total of 15 migrants last weekend.

Last night in Bosanski Brod they found five migrants, who are supposed to be Iraqi citizens, and two migrants in the municipality that were supposed to be from Iraq and Iran.

Police found five migrants, Iraqi nationals, who, during police supervision, entered the train and left the area of the Doboj Police Department in Doboj yesterday.

Also, the same day at the bus station in Doboj, three migrants from Algeria, who had IDs on registration of migrants issued in Sarajevo, were found today by the Doboj Police Administration.

From the beginning of the year until February 27th, the police of the Republika Srpska controlled 946 migrants, who entered illegally into Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is more than 81 percent compared to the same period of 2018 when 171 migrants were discovered.

Most of them are controlled in the area of Police Administration Banja Luka (227) and Bosanska Gradiska (220), while most of them are from Pakistan (266 or 28.3 percent), Iraq (153 or 16.2 percent) and Syria (142 or 15.1 percent).

Hundreds of thousands of migrants passed through the so-called “Balkan route” in 2015, trying to reach Western Europe. BiH was then not part of that route. The increasing number of migrants was recorded from the end of 2017, and since January 2018, over 25,000 migrants and refugees arrived through Serbia and Montenegro.

Currently, there are between 4,000 and 5,000 migrants on the territory of BiH.

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