January 16, 2016 - 14:10 AMT
Romanian border authorities stop 60 migrants

Romanian border authorities say they have stopped a group of 60 migrants who are suspected of trying to enter illegally across Romania's southwest border from Serbia, the Associated Press reports.

Police spokeswoman Roxana Costache said Saturday, Jan 16, the migrants were men aged 20 to 40 and came from Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Morocco. Border police detected the men early Saturday, using heat-sensor equipment.

Authorities took the men to a border police station in the town of Jimbolia for questioning.

Last year, migrants and refugees largely bypassed Romania on their way to Western Europe. It is the first time such a large group of migrants has allegedly tried to enter Romania illegally.

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