A total of 710 people have been detected by the Romanian police officials and partners in the Schengen Member States for a period from July 21 until July 27.
According to a report from B1, a total of 47 vehicles and 39 documents were also subject to alerts.
Police officers in Romania implemented 14 arrest warrants, finding a total of 105 people flagged by the EU countries as refusing to enter or stay in the borderless area of Schengen, 236 people who were wanted to participate in a judicial procedure as well as 27 people who were reported as missing by Schengen states’ partners.
“Thus, 514 persons who are the subject of alerts in the SIS (Schengen Information System) were located on the territory of our country, following the additional exchange of information through the SIRENE Bureau of the Center for International Police Cooperation – the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police”, the press release from Romanian Police reads.
Besides, from Romania, a total of 25 documents were seized as well as 42 vehicles were found, sought by Schengen Area partners to be confiscated or used as evidence in legal proceedings.
In addition, Romanian police officials also announced that 196 people wanted by authorities in Romania were identified by the foreign partners on their territory, following the exchange of information through the SIRENE Bureau of the International Police Cooperation Center-General Inspectorate of the Romanian police.
The Schengen Information System (SIS) is among the largest databases in the bloc, permitting authorities in the EU countries to share and manage information about wanted or missing people, among others.
A draft law on the country’s accession to the SIS was approved by the government of Romania in November last year.
Based on a press release issued by authorities in Romania, the draft was approved on November 2, 2022.
Romanian authorities stressed that the draft law consists of regulations aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the SIS, as well as strengthening data protection and extending access rights.
“All these improvements are now transposed, through this draft law, at the national level, ensuring the alignment of the National Alert System (N-SIS) to the Schengen Information System,” Romanian authorities’ statement reads.
The accession of Romania to the SIS means that authorities in this country are eligible to access, share and also receive information in one of the largest databases in the EU, which contains over 40 million alerts for people and objects.