Three people were subjected to the polygraph test, yesterday, by the military prosecutors in the case of the 80 detonators stolen from the train commissioned for a private transport on the Brasov-Bulgaria route. Six other people (e.n. engine drivers, firemen) were heard in this case, according to a press release remitted by the Public Ministry. On the other hand, the internal investigation initiated by the Romanian Gendarmerie brought fresh information to light.
Thus, according to the head of the institution, the colonel Costel Gavrila, the responsibility for the theft of the cargo lies jointly with the gendarmes, the producing company, the hauler, as well as CFR staff. Furthermore, Gavrila claims a total 15 gendarmes – rather than ten, as was initially said – had failed to do their duty in this case. “Alongside the ten military cadres who were involved in this transport (e.n. the ones who accompanied the cargo), from preliminary information I received, there are five other military who (…) had a negative involvement in this, so to speak. We are referring to the gendarmes along the route and competent factors within the Giurgiu gendarmerie. There was definitely a failure to do their duty on their part,” Costel Gavrila stated, quoted by Realitatea TV.