Border police officers from the Moldova Nouă Border Police Sector – ITPF Timişoara found five Yemeni citizens who tried to enter the country illegally, crossing the Danube river with the help of an inflatable boat. Two of them threw themselves into the waters of the Danube river, the border police intervening operatively to save them, later being transported safely to the hospital for specialized care.
A border police patrol from the Moldova Nouă Border Police Sector – Caraş-Severin County, during the surveillance mission, observed, in the direction of km. flv. 1038, an inflatable boat with five people, heading from Serbia to the Romanian bank of the Danube. Immediately, the navy crew from one of the boats equipped by the Border Police was notified to intervene to intercept the boat.
At the sight of the Border Police boat, two of the people in the inflatable boat jumped into the water. From that moment, the border police started an action to rescue the people, who were taken out of the water and brought safely to shore. At the same time, the 112 emergency service was called, requesting an ambulance to provide specialized care to the rescued persons. All five men were transported to hospital, currently out of danger.
During the preliminary checks, it was established that the persons in question are five citizens of Yemen, aged between 20 and 35, who left the territory of Serbia, trying to fraudulently cross into Romania, across the Danube river, with the help of the inflatable boat.
The border policemen from the Moraviţa Border Police Sector – ITPF Timişoara also carried out a specific action on the line of combating illegal migration in the area of competence. Thus, our colleagues found, near the border, four Asian citizens who did not justify their presence in the area of responsibility.
As one of the people complained of an illness, the ambulance service was requested, which was transported to the hospital for medical care, her condition is currently stable.
The checks established that the people in question were citizens of Afghanistan and Iran between the ages of 20 and 25, and stated that they had resorted to this method of illegally crossing the border from Serbia to Romania on foot, as they wanted to reaches Western European states.