Border Police Arrest Syrian Citizens Found in Truck Headed for Romania

Society | December 24, 2013, Tuesday // 18:34|  views

Bulgarian border police at the Vidin-Danube Bridge-2 border crossing point detained seven Syrian nationals hidden in a truck.

The 27-year-old driver of the vehicle was also arrested, according to the press office of the Interior Ministry.

At 5.30 am on Tuesday, a Mercedes freight vehicle approached the Vidin-Danube Bridge-2 border crossing point.

Upon inspecting the vehicle, border police officers found five women and two men aged 18-32 hidden in a secret compartment.

They lacked identification documents but said they were Syrian nationals.

Five of them had been sent invitations by Bulgaria's State Agency for Refugees.

Pre-trial proceedings have been opened into the case.

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Tags: Danube Bridge 2, border crossing point, Border Police, Syrian nationals


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