Slovenian police stop van carrying 43 migrants

Police in Slovenia say they have stopped a van carrying 43 migrants who entered the country illegally

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Police in Slovenia said Monday they stopped a van carrying 43 migrants who entered the country illegally.

They detained a 39-year-old Bulgarian citizen who was driving the van, which had Bulgarian license plates.

Slovenia has reported a rise in illegal migration of people trying to reach Western Europe while fleeing violence or poverty in their home countries.

Thousands of migrants remain stuck in the region while seeking to move toward Western Europe.