Romania: Foreign Nationals, Detected by Border Police

The border guards from the Border Police Sector Gîrla Mare – Mehedinţi County, Romania, found in the area eighteen citizens of Afro-Asian origin who crossed the Danube river with the help of a boat to enter Romania illegally from Serbia.

On 21.04.2021 an action took place on preventing and combating illegal migration in the area of ​​competence. Thus, in the forest, near the river km 849, a group of eighteen foreign citizens was discovered.

Immediately, the persons in question were taken to the headquarters of the sector for verifications, where the epidemiological triage was performed by the medical crew who arrived on the spot. 

During the first checks, the border guards determined that the persons in question were citizens of Afghanistan, eleven adults, aged between 18 and 35, and seven minors, aged between 3 and 16.

Also in the investigation, foreign nationals said they crossed the border into Serbia in a motor boat driven by one of the Afghan citizens and paid between 2,000 and 4,500 euros per person to a compatriot in Serbia to buy the boat. At the same time, they also stated that they resorted to this method, with the intention of reaching Western European countries.

The border policemen extended the checks, under the coordination of the prosecutor from the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Vînju Mare Court, to detect all the persons involved and to establish the entire criminal area, upon completion of the required legal measures.