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60 foreign citizens, found hidden among the goods in the trucks. In one shot, the border guards found 40 people

Following actions on the Romanian border with Hungary, the border policemen at the Nădlac II Border Crossing Point found 60 citizens from Turkey, Syria, Bangladesh and Somalia hiding in three trucks loaded with various goods, who were trying to illegally cross the border into Hungary.

The largest group, consisting of 40 foreign citizens, was detected during this night, in a TIR loaded with aluminum profiles.

On 16.08.2022, at 00:30, at the Nădlac II Border Crossing Point, a Bulgarian citizen, driving a road vehicle registered in Poland, presented himself for border formalities on the way out of the country. According to the documents accompanying the goods, the man was transporting aluminum profiles from Turkey for a company in Poland.

Based on the risk analysis, the border police carried out a thorough control of the vehicle, after which 40 foreign citizens were discovered hiding in the cargo compartment.

The persons were picked up and transported to the headquarters of the sector for investigations, where, following preliminary checks, the border police established that they were citizens of Turkey and Syria, who intended to arrive fraudulently in a state in the Schengen Area.

Two other similar cases were also registered at PTF Nădlac II , also in the last 24 hours. At different time intervals, the border police detected, in total, another 20 foreign citizens, also hidden in two road vehicles registered in Turkey and Poland, driven by two Turkish citizens.

According to the documents accompanying the goods, the drivers were transporting aluminum components and disposable tableware for companies in Poland and Germany.

During the checks, the border policemen established that the persons detected in hiding are citizens of Bangladesh and Somalia and intended to arrive fraudulently in a state in the Schengen Area.