Over 30,000 'illegals' arrested in Belgium

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14 December 2004, BRUSSELS - Around 33,000 illegal immigrants were arrested in Belgium in 2003, according to customs authorities.

14 December 2004

BRUSSELS - Around 33,000 illegal immigrants were arrested in Belgium in 2003, according to customs authorities.

It is believed most of the alleged illegals were heading for UK shores.

The coastal police made the most arrests, with a total of 4,690.

This was followed by the rail police, who made 3,023 arrests.

A total of 3,110 Romanians made up the largest group of illegal immigrants followed by 2,718 Afghans and 2,543 Poles.

[Copyright Expatica 2004]

Subject: Belgian news

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