Arad and Bihor border police caught in the past 24 hours more than 40 migrants from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Turkey, Iraq and Pakistan attempting to illegally cross the state border into Hungary, either on foot or hidden in freight trucks, according to AGERPRES.
Eight Afghan citizens aged between 14 and 23 were found hidden in a Slovakian-bound long lorry loaded with car parts, driven by a Slovakian citizen, that was about to leave the country through the Varsand Border Crossing Point, the Arad Border Police said in a release today.
Another 25 migrants were intercepted at the Nadlac II Border Crossing Point in four trucks driven by three Romanians and a Bulgarian. According to the cargo documents, the trucks were loaded with various goods intended for companies in Belgium, Slovakia, Poland and Germany. Of this group of migrants 18 are from Afghanistan, ages between 13 and 29, six are Turks aged between 19 and 23, and a 20-year-old is from Pakistan. They were all asylum seekers in Romania, the release said.
Also in the Nadlac area, border policemen noticed on the outbound of the truck terminal two people on foot; they were identified as Eritreans, ages 18 and 24, who were apparently attempting to illegally cross the border into Hungary.
Four citizens from Afghanistan, aged between 17 and 52, were found in a long lorry driven by a Bulgarian, that was about to clear the Nadlac II Border Crossing Point; the four were asylum seekers in Romania.
The Bors border police spotted four Iraqi citizens on foot, about 200 m from the border line, who intended to cross the border into Hungary.
Investigations are being carried out in all these cases.