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Over 1.7 million people checked at Danish-German border in eight months

Eight months have passed since Denmark introduced temporary border checks

This road in Kruså in southern Jutland is one of the controls where the Danish police have been carrying out their checks (photo: Arne List )
September 4th, 2016 7:09 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Today marks exactly eight months since Denmark introduced temporary ID controls at its border with Germany in order to manage the influx of migrants and refugees coming to the country.

Over 1.7 million people have been checked during this period.

A total of 2,162 people have been denied entry and sent back to Germany, and 185 people have been charged with human trafficking.

READ MORE: Danish government extends temporary border controls with Germany until to November

There are 15 border crossings between Denmark and Germany in total, but the ID controls have been mostly carried out on three routes in the southern Jutland towns of Padborg, Kruså and Frøslev, at the railway stations in Padborg and Tønder and at the ferry ports of Rødby and Gedser.

The temporary border controls will remain in place until at least November 12.

The same also applies to the Swedish border controls.