Suspected Smuggler Detained

In the first hours of May 13th, around 1 am, a surveillance crew of the Brigittenau (1200) municipal police department spotted a car that stopped in an intersection and let three people with backpacks walk out of the car. As the police approached, the party of three ran away, and the stopped vehicle suddenly accelerated, increasing the suspicion of the police officers. They managed to stop the car in the 2. district, in an area known as Stadionallee.

The driver was arrested and suspected of human trafficking. Another adult man from Sudan was found with him in the car. He had no identification and was carrying only a backpack.

The official report of the Police Department gives further details: