Romanian border guards find 73 Syrians, 1 Iranian in truck

AP News
Posted: Apr 12, 2015 2:26 PM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police have discovered 74 immigrants, most Syrians, hidden in the back of a truck that was meant to transport furniture from Turkey to France.

Police stopped the Turkish truck driver at the Romanian-Hungarian border crossing of Nadlac late Saturday because they noticed the back of the truck was slightly open.

They discovered 73 Syrians and 1 Iranian, aged between 12 and 41 who did not have identity documents, police said in a statement Sunday.

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Police said the group was planning to travel to France. The driver is being questioned on suspicion of trafficking migrants and the Syrians and Iranian could face charges of illegally crossing a border.