Press release. Bihor and Arad border police found forty-one foreign nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen trying to cross the border into Hungary illegally, hidden in parking lots or on foot. Of these, four citizens of Yemen were led by a Moldovan citizen with the intention of illegally crossing the state border.
Border guards from the Borș I and Borș II border crossings in Bihor County carried out a detailed inspection of two road complexes driven by a Turkish citizen and a Bulgarian citizen in the last 24 hours. Drivers transported various goods (automotive components, food, etc.) to companies in Hungary and Latvia.
Thirteen foreign nationals were discovered, hidden in the cargo compartments, after the control of the means of transport. During preliminary checks, the border police found that the citizens of Afghanistan and Iraq, aged 16 to 43, were asylum seekers in Romania.
Border guards from the Vărşand border crossing in Arad district also thoroughly monitored four road complexes run by four Bulgarian citizens. Drivers transported textiles and plastics to various German companies.
Thus, eighteen citizens from Afghanistan and Pakistan, aged between 17 and 29, asylum seekers in Romania were found in the cargo compartments.
Also at the Nădlac II border crossing in Arad district, Romanian border police found hidden in a truck driven by a Romanian citizen, five young people from Afghanistan aged between 16 and 18, as well as asylum seekers.
Also yesterday, around 1 pm, border guards from the Nădlac border police sector noticed, about 100 meters from the border line, five people walking. As they did not justify their presence in the area, they were taken to the sector headquarters for inspections. Investigations revealed that there were four Yemeni nationals aged between 20 and 31, led by a 28-year-old citizen of the Republic of Moldova.
In all cases, border police officers conduct investigations to determine the entire criminal activity, and upon completion, the necessary legal measures will be ordered.