1300 foreign emigrants have tried to illegally enter Albanian territory since June 1st.
It has been learned that a considerable number of these persons have applied for asylum in our country.
From the inspection of the Kakavija border crossing in the framework of Operation “FRONTEX” with the Czech police, the Border Department Director, Eduard Merkaj said that asylum seekers had been explained the procedures and some had returned voluntarily.
21 Frontex effectives are stationed at the border points. The leaders praised the progress so far in the crackdown on illegal emigration, as well as the capture of some wanted persons.
Since June 1st, the Kakavija border crossing has seen a total 450 thousand individuals pass through, 150 thousand of whom were foreign citizens entering Albania.