The first group of three immigrants were busted on Vilnius-Švenčionys highway in Švenčionys district in late hours of Wednesday when border guards noticed several people boarding a Mazda 323, which later entered the main road and headed towards Vilnius. The vehicle was pulled over.
Aboard were a driver, 29-year-old Vilnius resident, another young man and three people with no IDs and only speaking their native language. According to preliminary information, they are citizens of Vietnam.
The Vilnius residents were taken to custody, and the Vietnamese were transported to Švenčionys border station.
Another three Vietnamese men were busted in a village in Švenčionys district on Thursday morning. The men also had no documents.
All six applied for asylum in Lithuania. On Friday morning, they were at the premises for asylum-seekers at the Švenčionys border station. They should be taken to Foreigners Registration Center in Rukla shortly.
Belarusian border guards reported discovery of a camp of illegal immigrants in a forest close to the crossing of Belarusian, Polish, and Lithuanian borders. There were reportedly 36 Vietnamese citizens in the camp.
According to the report, the illegals made their way to Belarus from Russia.