site.btaSixteen Syrian Migrants Detained in Burgas
Following a car chase here on Sunday, the police detained the driver and the 15 passengers of Syrian origin, Burgas Regional Directorate of Interior Spokesperson Tsvetelina Randeva said on Monday.
The car, registered in the southern town of Kurdjali, refused to stop when signaled by traffic police on Struma Boulevard around 6:30 pm on Sunday. A chase followed during which the driver, possibly due to loss of control over the vehicle, crashed into a roadside tree. Fifteen men exited the car.
They had crossed illegally into Bulgaria and said they were from Syria. The 17-year-old driver is also a Syrian. All have been detained for 24 hours.
No one was seriously injured in the accident.
The work on the case continues.