Police got a shock when investigating two abandoned suitcases on a
train to Vienna when they discovered two Afghan women stuffed inside
Romanian border patrol officers stationed in the town of Curtici entered
the luggage compartment of the train which was travelling to the
Austrian capital having become suspicious of the bags.
After deciding to open them, they found two women inside, who were
trying to reach Austria illegally.
A spokesman for the police force, on the border of Hungary and
Romania, said: ‘Following checks we have established that the two
people in question are from Afghanistan, aged 25 and 59.’
They said that they had later also arrested a man from Afghanistan
who had apparently run away when he spotted the police officers and
was hiding in a different part of the train pretending to know nothing
about with the suitcases.The women told police they wanted to get into
the Schengen area and had resorted to using suitcases because they
did not have a valid visa.
Romanian police are now preparing a case against all three for
attempting to illegally cross the state border.
It was not revealed what punishment they might face.