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Three citizens from Egypt, intended to cross illegally into Hungary

At the Romanian Petea border crossing point, a 29-year-old Romanian citizen from Maramureş County showed up on the way out of Romania, driving a minibus registered in Romania.

Following a check on the means of transport, the border guards noticed a specially arranged place under the back seat, and three men were found hidden inside it.

As a result, the management of the persons discovered hidden together with the driver, at the Border Police headquarters, was taken in order to continue the investigations. Preliminary verifications have established that the three are citizens of Egypt, aged between 19 and 31 years.

The Maramureş resident stated that he intended to help those concerned illegally cross the border into Hungary, with the intention of reaching Western Europe.

In this case, the border guards are conducting investigations under the coordination of a prosecutor from the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Satu Mare Tribunal regarding the crime of attempted fraudulent crossing of the state border for the three foreign nationals, as well as the crime of trafficking migrants for the Maramures driver.