Human TraffickingNews

116 foreign citizens, detected trying to cross the border illegally within 24 hours

At the Romanian Nădlac II Border Crossing Point , two Turkish citizens, a Bulgarian and a Romanian, who were driving two vehicles registered in Turkey and two vans registered in the Czech Republic and Romania. The drivers transported furniture, packaging, catalysts and cabbage for various trading companies in Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Italy.

Following the thorough control of the means of transport, a total of 80 foreign citizens were discovered hidden in the cargo compartments.

The persons were picked up and transported to the headquarters of the sector for investigations where, following checks, the border police established that they are citizens of various Afro-Asian countries (Algeria, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Syria and Ethiopia ), between the ages of 19 and 51, enter Romania legally on the basis of personal documents.

Also, at the Nădlac Border Crossing Point , our colleagues performed control over a road vehicle registered in Turkey, driven by a Turkish citizen. Following the control, they discovered 26 people in the cargo compartment . During the preliminary checks, the border police determined that they were citizens of Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria, who intended to arrive fraudulently in the states of Western Europe.

This morning, the border police officers from the Nădlac Border Police Sector, as part of specific state border surveillance actions, noticed, near the border line, a group of people moving on foot in the direction of the neighboring state. Immediately, our colleagues started activities to intercept them. Since they did not justify their presence in the area, those in question were taken to the institution’s headquarters for verification. Following the investigations, it was established that these are ten people from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India, aged between 19 and 37, who entered our country legally.