Close to 9,000 illegal migrants detained on Czech-Slovak border since September

Police officers and soldiers, who have been conducting renewed checks on the Czech-Slovak border since September, intercepted almost 8800 illegal migrants, according to Leoš Tržil, head of the South Moravian police force. Most of the refugees claim they are from Syria. Approximately 150 police officers and soldiers are taking turns serving 12-hour shifts on the border around the clock. The border controls are expected to last until 12 December when the situation will be reviewed.