On Thursday, September 16, another 12 people’s attempts of illegally crossing the Latvian-Belarusian State border were prevented.
No people were detained for having crossed the border illegally.
Since the announcement of the state of emergency on the Latvia-Belarus border August 10, the Border Guard has prevented 1,206 persons from crossing the border.
384 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of which came in the timeframe from August 6 to 10, and 32 of which came after the announcement of the state of emergency. They were not prevented from crossing the border citing humanitarian reasons.