Border guards stopped 3200 illegal immigrants


The Finnish Border Guard confirms that it in 2009 prevented 3,200 attempts of illegal immigration, practically all of them from Russia.


The immigrants are usually either victims of human trafficking, or they intend to commit crimes in Finland or elsewhere in Europe, Yle reports. In addition to pre-emptive measures taken abroad, the Border Guard says it stops hundreds of illegal immigrants at border crossings. At checkpoints along the country’s southeastern border hundreds of forged documents which are used to try and enter Finland were last year seized, the border guard service confirms.