Denmark: Danish soldiers deployed to assist border controls

Volunteers from the Danish Home Guard began assisting Danish police in carrying out border controls in the Danish border town of Flensborgvej, across from the German town of Flensburg, Tuesday. The measure will allow the government to redistribute 125 police officers to other regions, Justice Minister Soren Pind said in a statement.
Flemming Agerskov, the regional commander of the Danish army, explained that around 130 members of his unit will start helping the police. Their mayor task consists of checking papers and vehicles and handing the case over to the police if illegal immigrants are found.
Denmark reintroduced border controls on the January 4, due to a growing number of incoming refugees. According to the police, around 300.000 people have been checked since then and around 2,000 illegal immigrants were identified.