(DF) Attempts by Illegal Migrants to Enter Bulgaria Increase Severalfold

May 14 (BTA) – Attempts by illegal migrants to cross the Bulgarian-Turkish border increased seven times between January and April 2021 compared to a year earlier, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. Bulgarian border police stopped 3,978 illegal migrants from entering the country. A hundred and forty-seven people were detained, of whom 120 outside the perimeter of border crossings. The majority were from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.