Status: 29.11.2023, 15:02 PM
By: Andreas Höger
The Federal Police stopped a smuggler at the Seehamer See car park (symbolic image). © Patrick Pleul/dpa/Symbolbild
First, the Federal Police arrested a smuggler on the highway near Weyarn, then it became dramatic: A pregnant migrant from Turkey, who was sitting in the car, complained of severe pain and was taken to the Agatharied hospital.
Weyarn – On Tuesday (28 November), when Federal Police officers waved a car registered in Belgium to the Seehamer See car park (municipality of Weyarn) for inspection, they proved to have a good nose. The driver was obviously the last link in a smuggling operation that led from Turkey via Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria to Bavaria.
According to the Federal Police, a Turkish migrant couple (both 25 years old) was smuggled in, who could not identify themselves. Since the pregnant woman complained of severe abdominal pain, the federal police alerted the emergency doctor and rescue service. The 25-year-old was taken to Agatharied Hospital. After being examined and treated there for several hours, the woman and her husband were taken to a reception centre for refugees in Munich.
In the car of the 39-year-old smuggler, a Belgian with Turkish roots, the police discovered forged vehicle documents, including a German vehicle registration document and a vehicle registration document. The 39-year-old could not or did not want to specify where these fakes came from. He was charged with procuring false official IDs.
According to the findings of the Federal Police, the Belgian, who was provisionally arrested, had not driven the Turkish couple across the German-Austrian border, but only in the Kolbermoor area. He will face criminal proceedings for aiding and abetting illegal residence. The man started the journey back to Belgium with a corresponding criminal complaint in his luggage.
According to the police, the escape of the Turkish couple took place in several stages. They said they had paid around €4400,<> to smugglers to get to relatives in the EU. From Serbia they had to cross the border on foot to Hungary, where a Syrian smuggler took them in a car to Slovakia. There, the police continued, they were asked to get into a white van. In this they drove all the way to Germany, where they had to change into the Belgian's car. The trip was short, it ended at Lake Seeham.
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