SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Police in North Macedonia said Sunday that two migrants and two police officers were injured when a folks smuggler’s automobile smashed correct into a police jeep.
Police said the collision came about on Saturday when the police jeep tried to prevent the auto carrying 10 migrants from Afghanistan reach a toll both on the central Macedonian city of Veles.
The injured migrants and policemen were taken to the hospital in Veles. Health authorities said all four sustained cramped injuries.
The alleged organizers of the smuggling operation, three North Macedonian nationals, ran from the scene and were later arrested, police said.
Authorities said the migrants were believed to beget entered North Macedonia fromGreece. After the rupture, they were transferred to a jail within the border city of Gevgelija, pending deportation toGreece.
Though the Balkan route followed by migrants attempting to reach Europe’s affluent heartland has been closed since 2015, hundreds peaceable use it. They primarily pay trim sums to smuggling gangs to illegally fetch them by the closed borders.