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Serbian police find 29 migrants, arrest suspected smuggler

  • Two port security officers stand in front of the 'Aquarius' vessel as migrants wait for disembarking after arriving to Messina, Sicily island, Italy, Sunday. June 26, 2016. A group of more than 650 migrants arrived in Messina after being rescued on the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    Two port security officers stand in front of the 'Aquarius' vessel as migrants wait for disembarking after arriving to Messina, Sicily island, Italy, Sunday. June 26, 2016. A group of more than 650 migrants arrived in Messina after being rescued on the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants wait on the deck of the 'Aquarius' vessel after arriving to the port of Messina in Sicily, Italy, Sunday June 26, 2016. A group of more than 650 migrants arrived in Messina after being rescued on the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    Migrants wait on the deck of the 'Aquarius' vessel after arriving to the port of Messina in Sicily, Italy, Sunday June 26, 2016. A group of more than 650 migrants arrived in Messina after being rescued on the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman has her temperature checked after she disembarked from the 'Aquarius' vessel in Messina, Sicily island, Italy, Sunday, June 26, 2016. A group of more than 650 migrants arrived in Messina after being rescued on the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

    A woman has her temperature checked after she disembarked from the 'Aquarius' vessel in Messina, Sicily island, Italy, Sunday, June 26, 2016. A group of more than 650 migrants arrived in Messina after being rescued on the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)  (The Associated Press)

Serbian police say they have found 29 migrants with no documents and arrested a suspected people smuggler.

Police said Monday they discovered the migrants in a southern village near the border town of Presevo. They say migrants were packed in two cars with false plates. The man caught with the migrants faces charges of illegal crossing of the border and people smuggling.

The smuggling of migrants through the Balkans has been on the rise since the nations shut their borders in March, closing down the traditional refugee route toward Western Europe.

More than one million people entered Europe last year and nations have been shutting down their borders to curb the influx.