"That is the door to the new route of traffickers"In Pesek, on the border between Friuli Venezia Giulia and Slovenia, the officers patrol the passes for the hunt for passers-by and illegal immigrants who come out of the path as ants, there are not many and it is not easy to be everywhere : 232 kilometers border does not even stop at the army, but those migrants who & # 39; are in line and silent across the border are the other reality of a stream that returns to worry the authorities. Not just Italian. "From here everything can go: weapons, illegal immigrants, drugs," says an agent who has spent time on those mountains.
On the border between Bosnia and Croatia, humanitarian organizations counted something like four thousand people who were willing to do theEurope. The final destination is not necessarily Italy, but it is from the Belpaese that it is necessary to move to hope in the future to go elsewhere.
That is why the Minister of the Interior Salvini and governor Fedriga has drafted a plan to increase the patrols. The intention is to contain a less published but equally important exodus of immigrants, the one who crosses the Balkan route and arrives in Italy after crossing the border with Slovenia.
The movement is daring, but necessary. We say it's like we're trying to conquer the ocean with a sewn net, & # 39; the agent whispers. & # 39; But now Fedriga has brought the problem to light, at least something is being done. "Perhaps the operation is not decisive," it would certainly cost more resources to cover all the faults of the colander ", but it is a first step.
The extraordinary services ordered by Salvini for now relate to the province of Trieste. They started on August 24 and were permanently on September 10 after an initial trial period. These are reinforcements established by the Ministry of Public Security and have resulted in the sending of two crews from the Padua Prevention Crime Department and two crews from Padua's mobile department. The patrols are more numerous than in a normal service, so – they know from the police station in Trieste – i reinforcements they are made up of about twenty agents.
the patrols occur every day, in the time bands 8-14 and 14-20 and concern the adjacent area defined as "retrovalico". But these are not the only border controls. The police officers sent to Trieste by order of the Viminals from Padua are in fact only a "more" for the controls that are already in force and are scheduled 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the field there is the border police, with a service divided per squad into three crews to cover the whole day. This should also include the work of the State Forestry Corps, with 23 effective employees to "report abnormal presences on the territory and communicate with the police in real time".
Fight against trafficking in human beings produced the first results. For the time being, the police stations have only processed the operating data that go from 9 to 31 July. 211 migrants (including 21 minors), mainly Pakistanis and Afghans, were found on the territory under the jurisdiction of the police station in Trieste. Then 13 foreigners were banned, 24 illegal immigrants were taken back to Slovenia and 4 immigrants were arrested for "help to theillegal immigration"In one of these operations, the police also needed the car on which they traveled passersby and unregistered people, and in the end, 99 refugees came spontaneously to the police headquarters to request asylum.
In Gorizia and surroundings, however, the figures are even greater. And not just on the part of the migratory flow. The agents identified 5,119 people in July, including one. 913 foreign nationals identified 9 undocumented immigrants, checked 2651 vehicles, seized drugs, made 224 checkpoints and reported 33 people free. "Today we finally do what we had to do years ago – it concludes cop – Only before the security was considered a cost. Now the music has changed ".