The Latest: Dane is fined $730 for human smuggling

The latest on the continuing flow of people into and across Europe. All times local:

10: 35 a.m.

In the first case of its kind in Denmark, a court has fined a 41-year-old Dane for driving five migrants from northern Germany to Sweden, where they are believed to have sought asylum.

Prosecutor Tine Friis said Friday the unidentified man was fined 5,000 kroner ($730) for violating Danish immigration laws that forbids assisting foreigners to enter Denmark illegally.

Before the Randers City Court in western Denmark, he acknowledged picking up five Afghans in the German city of Flensburg, south of Denmark's border, and driving them in his car to a Sweden-bound ferry in the northern Danish port town of Grenaa.

He told the court he did it on Sept. 8 after seeing television pictures of migrants waiting to enter Denmark to reach neighboring Sweden after having crossed Europe.