Four Vietnamese migrants, their Latvian driver detained in Lithuania

Lithuania's State Border Guard Service pin

Lithuanian border guards have detained a Latvian national with four illegal migrants from Vietnam aboard his car.

The Toyota Avensis with Latvian license plates was stopped in the district of Lazdijai, which borders Poland, on Thursday.

The 26-year-old Latvian driver had four passengers in wet clothes in his car.

Three of them, including two men aged 18 and 38 years and a women aged 19 years, had Vietnamese passports. The fourth passenger had no documents, but said he was a 21-year-old Vietnamese national.

There were no Schengen visas in the Vietnamese passports.

A pre-trial investigation has been launched into unlawful transportation of persons across the state border, an offense that is punishable by up to six years in prison.

Source: BNS
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