Illegal Latvia-Belarus border crossing attempts pass 1,400 mark

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Between August 10, the announcement of the state of emergency on the Latvia-Belarus border, and September 30, the Border Guard has prevented 1,422 persons from crossing the border.

390 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of which came in the timeframe from August 6 to 10, and 38 of which came after the announcement of the state of emergency. They were not prevented from crossing the border citing humanitarian reasons.

On Wednesday, September 29, another 15 people's attempts of illegally crossing the Latvian-Belarusian State border were prevented. No people were detained for having crossed the border illegally.

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