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Hergiswil NW: Police discover 23 refugees in pickup trucks

Detected when examining A2 in Hergiswil NW

23 refugees crammed into pickup trucks

On Monday, Nidwalden County Police carried out a heavy traffic check on the A2 motorway. The patrol noticed a delivery truck with an Italian license plate. There were 23 refugees on board.


The refugees stayed in this truck for several hours.

Fabian Babic, George Nober

On Monday, Nidwalden Cantonal Police revealed a serious case of people smuggling. Officers conducted a heavy traffic check on the A2 motorway in Buochs. The patrol noticed a transport vehicle with Italian license plates, which was heading north on the A2 motorway. The car was stopped at the Hergiswil exit.

Police discovered 23 refugees in the truck loading area, according to a statement. People were moved standing, unsafe and in a confined space.