Following some informative activities carried out by the border guards within the Coast Guard - the Service for Preventing and Combating Illegal Migration and Cross-Border Criminality, a commercial company from the Bucharest municipality was identified for carrying out illegal import activities of waste in Romania which were falsely declared to the customs authority to be second - hand products.
On 20th of February 2020, under the coordination of the case prosecutor within the Prosecutor's Office attached to Constanța Court of Appeal, the border guards in cooperation with workers from the County Commissioner for Consumer Protection Constanta, the Environmental Guard, the Border Customs Office Constanța Sud Agigea and Constanta Public Health Department carried out physical control over 16 containers unloaded from a ship, under the flag of the Netherlands, arriving from the United Kingdom, in the port of Constanta Sud Agigea.
Thus, it was found that although the documents presented to the customs authority were listed as second-hand household items, they were actually unusable waste.
At the same time, specific activities were carried out by the border guards within the General Inspectorate of Border Police in collaboration with workers from the Commissariat for Consumer Protection of the Municipality of Bucharest at the headquarters and three working points of the commercial company located within the Bucharest municipality and Ilfov county.
In this case, two Romanian citizens, aged 36, respectively 33 years old and a British citizen, aged 34 years, are investigated and the border police guards conduct investigations under the coordination of the prosecutor within the Prosecutor's Office attached to Constanta Court of Appeal under the aspect of committing offenses for export or import of waste violating the legal regulations in the field and the use of non-legal documents at the customs authority. The goods will be returned to the consignor.