Border police noticed yesterday afternoon a suspicious Audi between the villages Sladun and Studena. The combi vehicle refused to stop no matter the repeated signals. Eventually it was caught, with 13 illegal immigrants - 4 men, 3 women and 6 children - crammed into it.
The Svilengrad driver of the Audi DA / 35 / from Harmanli fled, but was later arrested by border police.
All refugees are without identity documents and claimed to be Syrians.
The case was initiated for pre-trial proceedings.
Over the past day border policemen from RDGP - Elhovo prevented 12 attempts of more than 220 immigrants from illegally crossing the Turkish-Bulgarian border.