Six Romanian nationals aged between 20 and 30, who were internationally searched by the judicial authorities in the European Union were tracked down by the criminal investigation police, with the support of SIRENE Office of the Romanian Police’s International Police Cooperation Centre.
According to a release sent by the Romanian Police General Inspectorate to Agerpres on Saturday, the six Romanians, for whom the judicial authorities of Turin, Italy had issued an European search warrant for burglary, association with a view to committing crimes and forcing several women into prostitution were tracked down and taken in custody.
The Italian authorities will take over four of the six persons and later on the other two, the Romanian Police explained.
The arrest of the six searched Romanians was facilitated by the criminal investigation policemen from the county police inspectorates in Suceava, Bihor and Bacau and by the additional data swap via SIRENE Office of the Romanian Police.
According to the issued search warrants, the six persons allegedly took part in a criminal group since 2013 till this November, having committed burglary in several houses, wherefrom the stole jewellery and electronic devices.
“Over the same period, the members of the criminal group sexually exploited five women, whom they forced into prostitution in Turin, taking the money obtained by them”, the release explained.
On Nov. 23, Italy-based SIRENE Office issued alerts to the Schengen Information System in view of arresting the six Romanians.