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Minibus with 39 illegal migrants and a drugged driver without a licence intercepted

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39 undocumented foreign nationals were detained for 24 hours during an inspection of a minibus near the Varna district of Asparuhovo, the regional directorate of the Ministry of Interior in Montana said. The vehicle, owned by a Sofia company, was driven by a person without a driver's license who was under the influence of amphetamines. Another man who was driving a pilot car in front of the van was also arrested. The man has a criminal record.

The migrants, who included four women and 11 children, posed as Syrian nationals. Pre-trial proceedings have been opened in the case and in the meantime the foreigners will be taken to a specialised temporary accommodation centre.

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