Dozens of migrants were captured by thermal imagers while trying to cross the Greek border in Evros with the help of “curators” from Turkey.
Human traffickers from Turkey attempted to smuggle more than 60 illegal migrants, as shown by the video presented by Open, made with the thermal imaging camera of the border patrol. The action takes place on the bank of Evros on the night of September 13.
According to a Greek television channel, the attempt to transport migrants to the territory of our country turned out to be unsuccessful for Turkish traffickers – the border guards of Evros did not allow this.
Greece, which has a 200-kilometer land border with Turkey, has experienced all the “delights” of the process of the invasion of refugees. In recent years, along the Evros River, in the border area, have been tested latest containment methods… Including – an acoustic cannon, which the developers were preparing as a weapon to disperse illegal demonstrations.
Containing migration flows is expensive. Over the past 5 years, Europe has invested over 3 billion euros in various technologies and equipment for border security – drones, thermal imagers, surveillance systems and data analysis.
Over the past one and a half to two years, UN experts note, the influx of refugees and migrants to Greece has decreased. However, it is too early to rejoice and ascertain the end of the migration crisis, experts say. Over the past 2 decades, the number of migrants in the world has increased by a record 80% and amounted to 272 million people. Due to the recent events in Afghanistan, preparing for possible migration pressure from Turkey, the border guard, coast guard and armed forces of Greece develop plans to strengthen the protection of the land border on Evros and in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea.