Navigation

News

An Iraqi family and two Syrian women have been detained at Danube Bridge Border checkpoint with forged documents this morning

Border police officers found out that they were registered for the first time in September 2012, when all of them have been detained for illegally crossing the Turkish-Bulgarian border

Early this morning a bus travelling from Sofia to Bucharest arrived at the Danube-bridge  checkpoint. The border police officers become suspicious of the Bulgarian ID cards which the two men and a woman have presented. Three children with Bulgarian passports were travelling with them as well. The police officers checked their luggage and found registration cards of foreigners applying for a refugee status in Bulgaria. It turned out the photos in the six people’s Bulgarian documents were replaced. The border police found out that the six were registered for the first time in September 2012 when they were detained for illegally crossing the Turkish-Bulgarian border. They are an Iraqi family – two brothers and their wife, as well as the children of one of them. They were accommodated at the State Agency for Refugees Center in the village of Pastrogor. The men are detained in Ruse Border police Department and the woman and the children – at a Center for temporary accommodation for juveniles.

• Illustration