Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
According to the police, a witness had heard cries for help from a locked semitrailer on a semitrailer and alarmed the officials. Fifteen of the refugees were taken to an initial reception center in Ingelheim and one was taken to the hospital to examine his state of health. However, the suspicion of tuberculosis has not been confirmed, there is no risk of infection. Six of the refugees continued their journey in the morning, the police reported.
After the police operation in the parking lot Hauxberg near Esselborn (Alzey-Worms) the driver of the foreign truck was interrogated. The 27-year-old Serb had come from Belgium and was on his way to Serbia. The officials suspect that the refugees had been in Belgium since Belgium in the truck and want to go to England. Presumably they would have drawn attention to themselves when they realized that they were traveling the wrong way. The truck driver was allowed to continue his journey. The police continue to investigate on suspicion of smuggling.