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Over 14,000 tons of waste, stopped in 2021 at the entrance to Romania

Over 14,000 tons of waste, stopped in 2021 at the entrance to Romania

The Romanian Border Police carries out joint actions with the competent national authorities, by providing operational support, in order to prevent and combat criminal phenomena related to waste management in the area of responsibility. ...

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Hundreds of thousands of counterfeit perfumes, cosmetics and toys, confiscated by border guards 11 months 2021

Hundreds of thousands of counterfeit perfumes, cosmetics and toys, confiscated by border guards 11 months 2021

In the first 11 months of 2021, the Romanian Border Police, together with other competent authorities, carried out actions to detect those who are involved in trafficking in counterfeit products, acting mainly at border crossing points, but also in the border area, finding acts of infringement of the intellectual property rights regime, mainly upon entering Romania. ...

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More than 150 vehicles in the attention of the authorities in the country and abroad, discovered at the border in 2021

More than 150 vehicles in the attention of the authorities in the country and abroad, discovered at the border in 2021

In the first 11 months of 2021, as a result of missions carried out at border crossings and in the area of ​​competence, the border police discovered 151 vehicles that were in the attention of the authorities or were suspected of being stolen (122 cars, 16 minibuses, 5 trucks, 1 bus, 4 motorcycles and 3 trailers), an indicator that remains the same as the one registered in the previous year (156 vehicles). ...

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Approximately 3.8 million packs of contraband cigarettes seized by border police in 11 months in 2021

Approximately 3.8 million packs of contraband cigarettes seized by border police in 11 months in 2021

The Border Police is at the forefront of the efforts to combat cigarette smuggling, which is a permanent priority for our institution. According to the Novel Research study, the black market for cigarettes fell by 8.7% in 2021, compared to 9.4% in 2020. At the same time, in November 2021 it reached even 7.4% of total consumption, being the lowest level recorded in the last 15 years. ...

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Waiting times at border crossings with Hungary have dropped significantly

Waiting times at border crossings with Hungary have dropped significantly

On 20.12.2021, approximately 204,000 persons, Romanian and foreign citizens, with over 56,500 means of transport, carried out the control formalities through the border points at the level of the entire country. ...

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Heavy traffic at border crossings

Heavy traffic at border crossings

In the last 24 hours, approximately 168,300 people, Romanian and foreign citizens, with over 48,500 means of transport, have carried out the control formalities through the border points at the level of the entire country. There were approximately 120,000 people with 33,000 means of transport on the entrance and 48,300 people with 15,500 means of transport on the exit. ...

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Starting December 20, 2021, Romania is introducing the Passenger Locator Form (PLF)

Starting December 20, 2021, Romania is introducing the Passenger Locator Form (PLF)

Starting December 20, 2021, people entering the country must complete the digital passenger locator form in Romania (dPLF), a document adopted by 18 states in the European Union and regulated today by the Government of Romania ...

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Luxury car confiscated in the Port of Constanta

Luxury car confiscated in the Port of Constanta

The border guards from the Coast Guard and the customs inspectors from the Constanţa Sud Customs Office are investigating the presentation of unrealistic documents to the customs authority, against a Romanian citizen who intended to introduce in the country, through the Port of Constanţa, a luxury car suspected to be underestimated. ...

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About 15 tons of pyrotechnic materials, discovered at BCP Giurgiu

About 15 tons of pyrotechnic materials, discovered at BCP Giurgiu

Giurgiu border police, together with police officers from the Giurgiu County Police Inspectorate, discovered in a truck, 15,000 kilograms of pyrotechnic articles, which a Romanian citizen tried to introduce in the country, without having the necessary authorizations. The pyrotechnic articles were hidden in the trailer of the means of transport "by the lid method", behind some pallets with potatoes. ...

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Twenty-two foreign nationals rescued from Danube waters by Mehedinţi border guards

Twenty-two foreign nationals rescued from Danube waters by Mehedinţi border guards

Border guards from the Svintita Border Police Sector intervened in support of Serbian authorities to rescue twenty-two citizens from Iraq and India who were in danger on the Danube River. The migrants, who were sailing in the dark in a small inflatable boat whose engine had broken down, were rescued and taken safely to the Serbian coast, where they were taken over by the authorities in the neighboring country. ...

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Rescue operation in extreme weather conditions on the Mediterranean Sea

Rescue operation in extreme weather conditions on the Mediterranean Sea

A rescue mission in extreme conditions at sea, successfully completed. ...

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Press release on the activity of the Border Police in the last week - M.I.A.

Press release on the activity of the Border Police in the last week - M.I.A.

In the last week, the border police carried out the formalities for crossing the border for 473,000 people, out of which 233,600 people entered the country and 239,400 left Romania. At the same time, 170,600 means of transport crossed the border this week, of which 71,200 were freight vehicles. ...

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Hundreds of souls rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by Romanian border guards

Hundreds of souls rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by Romanian border guards

In recent weeks, Romanian border guards on the Coast Guard's "Ştefan cel Mare" maritime surveillance ship, on a FRONTEX mission, have been involved in several rescue operations in the Mediterranean, along with Italian authorities. ...

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Assistance and support provided to a group of migrants to the border with Serbia

Assistance and support provided to a group of migrants to the border with Serbia

On 02.11.2021, starting with 02.00 o’clock, during a specific action of border surveillance, the border policemen from Sânnicolau Mare Border Police Sector observed, in the direction of Beba Veche, eight people who illegally crossed the border from Serbia in Romania. ...

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Over 3.3 tons of raw tobacco, hidden in a truck at P.T.F. Giurgiu

Over 3.3 tons of raw tobacco, hidden in a truck at P.T.F. Giurgiu

Giurgiu border police discovered, in a truck loaded with car parts, 3,350 kilograms of unprocessed tobacco, for which there were no legal documents. The goods, which were hidden in several cardboard boxes, were picked up by the authorities in order to continue the investigations. ...

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Searches of a criminal network specializing in migrant trafficking

Searches of a criminal network specializing in migrant trafficking

The border police officers from the T.I.B.P. Timişoara, under the coordination of the case prosecutor from the Prosecutor's Office attached to the Timiş Tribunal, have dismantled a criminal network consisting of Iraqi citizens, specialized in migrant trafficking. ...

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Working meeting of the management of the Romanian Border Police with that of Montenegro

Working meeting of the management of the Romanian Border Police with that of Montenegro

During 12-13.10.2021, a delegation of the Montenegrin Border Police, led by Mr. Dragan KLIKOVAC, the head of the Border Police Department, as well as representatives of the European Border Police and Coast Guard Agency - FRONTEX paid a visit to documentation at the level of the Romanian Border Police. ...

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The Romanian Border Police ensure the hosting of the operation Flexible Operational Activities organized by European Border Police and Coast Guard Agency - FRONTEX

The Romanian Border Police ensure the hosting of the operation Flexible Operational Activities organized by European Border Police and Coast Guard Agency - FRONTEX

The joint operation, entitled "Flexible Operational Activities at Land Borders 2021" - Joint Operation Flexible Operational Activities Land 2021 (OJ FOA Land 2021), which was launched in Romania earlier this year, expands its area of responsibility by organizing the entire border with Serbia, in all three counties within the area of competence of the Territorial Inspectorate of the Timişoara - Timiș, Caraș-Severin and Mehedinți Border Police. The action takes place at the level of sixteen sectors of the Border Police located on the land border and on the Danube River with Serbia and ...

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Searches of a criminal group specialized in migrant trafficking

Searches of a criminal group specialized in migrant trafficking

Border police officers specialized in combating illegal migration within the Territorial Inspectorate of the Timişoara Border Police, together with police officers specialized in combating organized crime in Timiş, Arad and Caraş-Severin counties under the coordination of prosecutors DIICOT- Timişoara Territorial Service and Bucharest in order to dismantle a criminal group suspected of migrant trafficking. ...

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Cigarettes worth over one million lei confiscated at the border with Ukraine

Cigarettes worth over one million lei confiscated at the border with Ukraine

Border guards from the T.I.B.P. Sighetu Marmatiei carried out two actions to prevent and combat cigarette smuggling, as a result of which they confiscated approximately 84,000 packs of cigarettes of Ukrainian origin, worth. ...

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New national anti-smuggling campaign - Smuggling is a serious disease!

New national anti-smuggling campaign - Smuggling is a serious disease!

The national campaign "Smuggling is a serious disease!" was launched today, during a press conference that took place at the Romanian Customs Center for the Training of Dog Teams, recently established in Pantelimon. ...

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Working visit of the executive director of Frontex Agency in Romania

Working visit of the executive director of Frontex Agency in Romania

Today, 16.09.2021, a delegation of the European Agency for Border Police and Coast Guard (Frontex), led by Mr. Fabrice Leggeri, executive director, was on a working visit to our country. ...

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Operational support from the Romanian Border Police, in managing migration from the Croatian-Slovenian border

Operational support from the Romanian Border Police, in managing migration from the Croatian-Slovenian border

On 01.09.2021, seventeen Romanian border guards returned to the country who were part of the contingent seconded for a month to the border between Slovenia and Croatia, where they participated in a joint operation to combat illegal migration, together with the Slovenian police. ...

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Information on new conditions for entry into the territory of Bulgaria

Information on new conditions for entry into the territory of Bulgaria

The Bulgarian border authorities informed the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police, through the Giurgiu Joint Contact Point, that the Bulgarian authorities have issued new regulations regarding the travel conditions in the Republic of Bulgaria, applicable starting with September 1, 2021, at 00.00. ...

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The Romanian Border Police s the specialized state institution which carries out the attributions appertaining to it and referring to the surveillance and control of the crossing of the state border ... read more