80 migrants prevented from entering Latvia over weekend

State Border Guard deterred 80 people from crossing the Latvian-Belarusian border over the weekend, according to Border Guard's information published September 13.

On Friday, September 10, the Border Guard prevented the attempts to cross the border of 20 people, 26 on Saturday and 34 on Sunday.

No people were detained for having crossed the border illegally.

Since the announcement of the state of emergency on the Latvia-Belarus border August 10, the Border Guard has prevented 1,132 persons from crossing the border.

377 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of which came in the timeframe from August 6 to 10, and 25 of which came after the announcement of the state of emergency. Those people were allowed in citing 'humanitarian reasons'.


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