On January 26, Belarusian and Lithuanian border guards discovered a channel for illegal transit migration of Iraqis to the European Union countries, website of the State Border Committee reports.

It is advised that “all accomplices and organizers of illegal activities were disclosed and detained. They are accused of organizing the illegal entry of foreigners into the territory of Belarus as well as their subsequent illegal exit”.


A criminal case under article 371−1 of the Criminal Code (Organization of illegal migration). The sanction of article provides punishment in the form of imprisonment for a period of up to five years. Investigating activities are underway.

An increase of  illegal activities related to the illegal crossing of the border by foreign citizens in the Polish and Lithuanian areas has been registered since the beginning of 2019.