Romanian authorities seize huge quantities of waste hidden in trucks  

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Romanian authorities have seized 204 tons of waste in the last 24 hours at different border crossings that was concealed in ten trucks that tried to enter the country.

The waste consisted of textiles, aluminum, polystyrene, glass, rubber and plastic, that truckers were trying to illegally import into Romania.

The waste came from Germany, England, Turkey and Greece, and was due to be shipped to companies across Romania.

It is the latest load of illegal waste to be shipped to Romania in recent weeks.

Border guards at Giurgiu in southern Romania and the Environment Guard officials on Monday discovered four trucks carrying about of 69 tons of polystyrene and aluminum.

The waste was loaded in Greece and Bulgaria and was to be shipped to companies in Bucharest, border police said in a statement, Digi24 reported.

Also on Monday, the border police officers at the Călărași border crossing in southern Romania and Environmental Guard officials found 31 tons of glass and plastic waste.

Drivers didn’t have the legal documents to import the waste. Border officials at the Borș customs in western Romania and the  Environmental Guard uncovered second-hand clothes and glass waste in trucks.

Drivers didn’t have the legal documents to transport the goods.  Environment officials and police impounded waste at two other border crossings.

One load of rubber waste arrived  by sea from Germany and was declared as something else.

Officials didn’t allow the waste to enter Romania. They questioned the truck drivers.

Last week, border police said more than 3,600 tons of waste have been sent to Romania this year. Most of it arrives in the Black Sea port of Constanta.


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