The Latest: Croatia holds 3 Brits over migrant smuggling

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Migrants wait to disembark from the Alan Kurdi rescue ship, as it reaches the port of Taranto, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. They were among 88 people aboard the Alan Kurdi, a ship operated by the Germany Sea-Eye humanitarian group, rescued in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya and disembarked Sunday in the port of Taranto. (Renato Ingenito/ANSA via AP)

ROME – The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

Police in Croatia have detained three British citizens for allegedly smuggling migrants, saying one of the men also tried to run over a Croatian police officer.

A statement says police on Saturday approached a 31-year-old British man in a parked car near Slovenia's border when he suddenly sped toward one of the officers who jumped aside to avoid being hit.

The man was arrested shortly after. Police said Monday he was linked to two other British citizens who also on Saturday night tried to transport over the border a number of foreign citizens in a van.

In neighboring Slovenia, police say they have apprehended nine people from various countries for people smuggling and recorded a total of 150 attempted illegal border crossings since last Wednesday.


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