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Twenty-six migrants, hidden in a truck loaded with refrigerators

On 01.12.2021, at the Nădlac II Border Crossing Point, a Romanian citizen, driving a lorry registered in Romania, showed up for the border formalities, on the way out of the country. He was carrying refrigerators for a company in Italy, according to the accompanying documents.

Following a thorough inspection of the means of transport, twenty-six foreign nationals were found hidden in the cargo compartment.

The persons were taken and transported to the headquarters of the sector for investigations where, following the verifications, the border police established that the group consists of 15 citizens from India, 8 from Afghanistan and 3 from Pakistan, most of them asylum seekers in Romania.

Also yesterday, the border guards from the Vărșand Border Police Sector noticed, approximately 800 meters from the borderline, ten people walking towards the Romanian-Hungarian border. As they did not justify their presence in the area, they were taken to the sector headquarters for checks. As a result of the research, it was established that they are citizens of Afghanistan, asylum seekers in our country.