Polish Border Guard officers conducting a road check in the Żary district stopped a Chevrolet passenger car driven by a 23-year-old Nigerien on the road leading to the border with Germany. The driver helped 4 Eritrean citizens illegally cross the Polish-German border. The Nigerian citizen presented a Nigerian passport and a Polish visa, which expired at the beginning of last year, to the inspection. The Eritreans did not have any documents confirming their identity and legality of stay in Poland. Foreigners were detained for trying to cross the Polish-German border without the required documents. They pleaded guilty to the crimes they were accused of and were voluntarily sentenced to 8 and 10 months of suspended imprisonment. Additionally, decisions will be issued against migrants obliging them to return. Until then, by court decision, the men were placed in one of the guarded centers for foreigners.
In turn, a 23-year-old driver was detained for helping migrants trying to cross the Polish-German border contrary to the regulations. He pleaded guilty to the charges against him and voluntarily gave himself a one-year suspended prison sentence. The forfeiture of any financial benefits obtained as a result of the attempted transfer of foreigners (in the amount of PLN 4,200) was also ordered. An amount of PLN 3,700 was also secured from the driver as a future fine. Additionally, the Nigerian received a decision obliging him to return and was placed in a guarded center for foreigners until he left our country. For aiding and abetting the crossing of the state border contrary to the regulations in cooperation with other persons, he may be sentenced to imprisonment for up to 3 years.