The former Mayor of Constanta, Radu Mazare, was brought to Rahova Penitentiary, after being taken from Otopeni Airport by a car of the National Administration of Penitentiaries.
According to the procedure, he will be in quarantine for 21 days, after which he will be transferred to a penitentiary near his home town.
The authorities of the Republic of Madagascar informed on 14 May that they had accepted Mazare's extradition.
The Romanian Police immediately launched the necessary formalities to bring him to Romania, they announced on Wednesday.
An escort made up of Romanian police officers went to Madagascar to take over Radu Mazare.
Mazare has been in Madagascar for more than a year, where he sought asylum.
The former mayor has multiple convictions in Romania, many of which are not final. The final sentence that attracted the international search warrant is the one passed on 8 February by the High Court of Cassation and Justice, when Radu Mazare was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in the case of illegal land retrocession in Constanta, Mamaia, beach and seafront.