Customs officers at Danube Bridge detain four illegal immigrants hidden in TIR truck


2012-12-24

Customs officers on duty at Danube Bridge checkpoint detained four illegal immigrants hidden in a TIR truck loaded with textile fabrics travelling from Turkey to Belarus. The truck tried to cross the border from Bulgaria to Romania five minutes before midnight. It travelled with a full set of documents and with intact Turkish Customs seal. However, officials of Customs Ruse selected it for a check following the risk analysis method and sent it for a detailed check. When scanning with mobile x-ray were noticed human figures in the middle of the cargo space between rolls of fabrics. In a secret compartment in the truck customs officers found three women and a man without identity documents. According to initial data the four were Afghan immigrants.