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Serbia police arrest 6 for suspected migrant smuggling

  • A migrant man trying to remove barbed wire along the fence clashes with Macedonian police at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. New clashes have broken out between Macedonian police and stranded refugees and other migrants trying to scale a fence on Greece's border with the country. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A migrant man trying to remove barbed wire along the fence clashes with Macedonian police at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. New clashes have broken out between Macedonian police and stranded refugees and other migrants trying to scale a fence on Greece's border with the country. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • From left, Sigmar Gabriel, Chairman of the German Social Democrats, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Horst Seehofer, Chairman of the German Christian Social Union and German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles address the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 14, 2016 on the results of a meeting of the heads of the German government coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    From left, Sigmar Gabriel, Chairman of the German Social Democrats, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Horst Seehofer, Chairman of the German Christian Social Union and German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles address the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 14, 2016 on the results of a meeting of the heads of the German government coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Horst Seehofer, Chairman of the German Christian Social Union, right, attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 14, 2016 on the results of a meeting of the heads of the German government coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Horst Seehofer, Chairman of the German Christian Social Union, right, attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 14, 2016 on the results of a meeting of the heads of the German government coalition. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

Serbian police say they have arrested six people suspected of smuggling migrants across the border to Hungary and other EU countries.

The six face charges of illegally crossing the state border and people smuggling.

Police said Thursday that the suspects charged the migrants from 900-1,200 euros ($1,000-$1,350) for the illegal transfer. They say the migrants were from Kosovo, Asian and African countries.

Migrants fleeing war and poverty have turned to smugglers to help them reach wealthy European nations after Balkan countries closed their borders for the passage.