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Romanian Police took over more than 1,300 persons under European arrest warrants in 2015

As many as 1,520 warnings about people wanted under European arrest warrants were issued in 2015 by Romania, with 1,329 having been taken over from abroad, Romania’s General Police Inspectorate reports.

“About the international search via the SIS-SIRENE channel, 1,520 warnings were issued in 2015 about persons wanted under European arrest warrants issued by Romania. The actions conducted led to successful resolution of important cases as a result of the information exchanges between the SIRENE National Bureau of Romania and other countries. As far as the handovers and extraditions under European arrest warrants as well as transfers for the serving of sentences issued abroad are concerned, the Centre for International Police Collaboration in 2015 took over 1,329 persons from abroad, most of whom were internationally wanted,” IGPR reported in a press statement on Sunday.

Most of the extradited came from Italy (23.6 percent), Spain (16.63 percent), Germany (13.32 percent) and France (9.78 percent). On the other hand, 520 persons were handed over from Romania to other countries, most of them internationally wanted handed over to Germany (22.80 percent), Italy (16.49 percent) and France (14.91 percent).

“Part of the actions against trans frontier crime in 2015, as a result of police cooperation via the SIRENE channel with the Centre for International Police Collaboration with the Romanian General Police Inspectorate, 11,918 positive results were recorded in Romania and 5,708 abroad. Romania’s SIRENE National Office processed 128,884 messages,” reads the IGPR statement.

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