They came to Poland illegally, hidden in trucks

On July 6, ŚlOSG officers received information about three men in the city of Łaziska (Wodzisławski district) who may be illegal migrants. The officers from the Border Guard Post in Ruda Śląska found that the men were probably Moroccan citizens who entered Poland from the Czech Republic, hidden under a truck trailer. None of them had any documents authorizing them to stay legally in the territory of the Republic of Poland, and therefore they were detained. 

During the investigation, in the presence of an Arabic interpreter, the Moroccan citizenship and personal data of the detained men were established. In connection with the commission of a crime involving the illegal crossing of the border from the Czech Republic to Poland using deception, criminal proceedings under Art. 264 § 2 of the Criminal Code. The men pleaded guilty to the alleged offense and submitted explanations, and then submitted to a sentence agreed with the Prosecutor of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Wodzisław Śląski.

Currently, official activities are underway to place foreigners in the guarded center for foreigners.

A day later, officers from the Border Guard Post in Bielsko-Biała detained another foreigner in the area of ​​the former Cieszyn-Chotebuz border crossing, who, hidden under a Polish truck trailer, crossed the border against the regulations from the Czech Republic to Poland. He also did not have documents authorizing him to stay legally in the territory of the Republic of Poland . During the investigation, in the presence of an interpreter, it was established that he was an Algerian citizen. During the interrogation, the man stated that his destination was Germany. Moreover, it turned out that he had applied for international protection on the territory of another European Union Member State.The man was also charged with Art. 264 § 2 of the Criminal Code. The foreigner admitted to committing the alleged offense and submitted explanations, and then submitted to a sentence agreed with the Prosecutor of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Cieszyn.

Officers from the PSG in Bielsko-Biała carry out activities aimed at placing a foreigner in a guarded center for foreigners, and then transferring him under the so-called Dublin procedure to the country where he applied for international protection.