Large groups of foreigners detained on the Polish-Belarusian section of the border

From Friday, August 6, officers of the Podlasie Border Guard Unit detained 349 foreigners for illegal crossing the border from Belarus to Poland.

The activities involved mainly officers from the Border Guard posts in Leipzig, Nowy Dwór, Szudziałów Krynki, Kuźnica and Michałów. The foreigners are probably citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The largest group of 85 people was arrested on Saturday, August 7, by Border Guard officers from the facility in Kuźnica.

All foreigners are tested for Covid-19, their identities, country of origin and age are determined. After confirming their identity, they are placed in guarded centers for foreigners by a court decision.

This year, 871 illegal immigrants have been detained in the section protected by the Podlasie Branch of the Border Guard.