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143 foreign citizens stopped at the Romanian border, 64 people were discovered hidden in a single truck

At the Romanian Nădlac II Border Crossing Point at different time intervals, four Turkish citizens and one Romanian, who were driving registered road vehicles, presented themselves for border formalities on the way out of the country in Turkey and Romania. According to the documents accompanying the goods, the drivers were transporting various goods (metal profiles, textiles, plastic packaging and ceramic tile cutting machines) for commercial companies in Germany, France and Austria.

After carrying out a thorough control of the means of the vehicle, the border police discovered, hidden in the compartments intended for the transport of goods, among the transported goods, in total of 139 people.  64 people were discovered hiding in one vehicle alone.

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 Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Pakistan, who were trying to illegally cross the border into Hungary with the intention of reaching the states of western Europe.

Similar actions were carried out by the border police at the Borş Border Crossing Point, who found four Bangladeshi citizens , aged between 24 and 38, hidden in a truck driven by a Bulgarian citizen.