Officers of the Polish Border Guards detained as many as 10 couriers. These people came to pick up foreigners who illegally crossed the Polish-Belarusian border and were heading for Western Europe.
A total of 3 citizens of Ukraine and 5 citizens of Uzbekistan were detained at the Border Guard Post in Nowy Dwór. Foreigners came to the Polish-Belarusian border to pick up and transport to Germany people who illegally crossed the border of our country.
In turn, officers from the Border Guard Post in Płaska, in cooperation with officers from the Post in Augustów, detained 1 citizen of Belarus and his passenger, a Ukrainian citizen, who were transporting 13 Syrian citizens and 1 Turk in their car. These people illegally crossed the Polish-Belarusian border and were transported to Western Europe.
None of those people who were picked up by the couriers had any intention of applying for international protection in our country. Poland is a transit country for them, most often on their way to Germany, France or Belgium. Paid couriers are one of the elements of an organized illegal migration route that leads through our country. Persons who illegally crossed the border of our country and those who were supposed to transport them to a specific destination are well aware that they act contrary to the regulations in force in Poland.