Bihor and Arad County border police detected in the past 24 hours 43 citizens of African and Asian origin as they attempted to illegally cross the border into Hungary hidden in two trucks loaded with plastics and sunflower seeds, respectively, the Oradea Border Police Inspectorate (ITPF) said in a release, told Agerpres.
The largest group, of 37, was discovered at the Bors II Border Crossing Point in a freight truck driven by a Romanian citizen that transported plastic goods from Romania to Italy.
Another six Pakistanis aged between 20 and 38 who wanted to illegally leave Romania for western countries were discovered at the Nadlac Border Crossing Point hidden in a truck registered in the Republic of Moldova and driven by a Moldovan citizen. According to the accompanying documents, the truck was carrying sunflower seeds to a trading company in the Netherlands.
"The foreign citizens had applied for a form of protection in Romania," the release states.