Ioan Buda on Thursday tendered his resignation from the position of inspector general of the Romanian Border Police, for personal reasons, according to a press statement released on Thursday by the General Inspectorate of Border Police (IGPF).
Buda’s resignation comes after in the last weeks the Border Police had to deal with huge queues of Romanians returning from Western Europe, amid traffic and sanitary restrictions imposed by both Romania and neighboring states.
“At the end of his term, Quaestor General of Police Ioan Buda conveys to the border guards his full appreciation for the effort made and for the professionalism they have constantly shown. In addition, he thanks for the involvement and support of all institutional collaborators, those from the civil society, but also the professional and trade union organizations of the police,” a Border Police press release informs.
The Minister of Interior, Marcel Vela, on Thursday approved Buda’s resignation and his retirement starting with June 1. Vela decided that Buda’s attributions will be taken over by his deputy, main Quaestor of Police Liviu Bute.
Over 38,000 people cross border checkpoints in last 24 hours
Approximately 38,200 people, Romanian and foreign citizens, with over 22,400 means of transport, of which 15,800 trucks, passed through the border checkpoints of the entire country in the last 24 hours.
According to an Border Police release sent on Thursday to AGERPRES, on the entrance lane there were approximately 20,200 people with 11,600 means of transport, and on the exit one 18,000 people with 10,800 means of transport.
The border with Hungary was crossed by approximately 24,500 people and 14,200 means of transport (9,300 trucks), of whom 13,700 people entered the country by 7,600 means of transport.
Following the additional checks performed in the second line, 6,538 people were sent for isolation / quarantine at home by the specialists of the Public Health Directorate, according to Border Police.