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31 Bangladeshi citizens hidden in a truck with household appliances

A Romanian citizen, driving a truck registered in Romania, showed up for the border formalities, on the way out of the country. According to the documents accompanying the goods, he was transporting household appliances to a company in Italy.

After checking the means of transport, the border guards found that the trailer had the tarpaulin cable cut and glued, meaning that a thorough check was carried out. Thus, thirty-one foreign nationals were found hidden in the cargo compartment of the vehicle .

The persons were taken and transported to the headquarters of the sector for investigations where, following the verifications, the border guards established that they are citizens of Bangladesh, aged between 21 and 42, who have entered the country legally on the basis of valid personal documents. Those in question intended to fraudulently arrive in a Schengen area.