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Four foreigners claiming to be Afghan citizens found in the truck trailerFour foreigners claiming to be Afghan citizens 

Four foreigners were detained last week (January 10, 2024) as a result of information obtained from police officers from the Police Headquarters in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki. After arriving at the site, officers from the Warsaw-Modlin Border Guard Station checked the legality of stay of both four men claiming to be Afghan citizens and the driver – a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They found that four foreigners did not have any identity documents or other documents proving their legal stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland, which is why they violated the provisions of the Act on Foreigners. Preparatory proceedings were initiated against all four of them for crossing the border of the Republic of Poland contrary to the regulations, i.e. for an offense under Art. 264 § 2 of the Penal Code.

The suspects admitted to committing the acts they were accused of, giving explanations and declaring their willingness to voluntarily submit to punishment under Art. 335 § 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in the form of a prison sentence of 6 months with conditional suspension of the execution of the sentence for a probation period of 3 years and publication of the judgment.

As part of the procedural activities, a Bosnian truck driver was also questioned as a witness, who stated that he had nothing to do with the illegal travel of foreigners.