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Austria hunts for human traffickers

  • Austria has tightened border controls on a motorway linking Hungary to Vienna, blocking traffic for 30 km in order to search for human trafficking suspects, the media reported on Monday.

    The move came after 71 bodies of migrants were found on August 27 in a Hungarian-owned truck on the M1-A4 motorway.

    Over 200 migrants were found in vehicles over the weekend, Austria's senior police official Konrad Kogler said.

    The checks on larger vehicles with space to hide people were introduced on Sunday evening on the orders of Austria's interior minister. (Source: IANS)