BUDAPEST - Hungarian police Monday said that they have arrested five Pakistani nationals for illegally attempting to cross the border into the country.

The Pakistanis were trying to illegally enter into Hungary with Syrian refugees pouring into the country via the Croatian and Serbian borders.

The Hungarian police started carrying out a large number of arrests since Sunday and have announced a crackdown on all illegal migrants entering the country.

According to the Hungarian police, the latest arrests included five Pakistanis as well as a large number of Bangladeshis, Syrians, Iraqis and people of other nationalities.

Further details as to the names of the Pakistanis and how they had traveled to the Hungarian-Croatian border were unclear at the moment.