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Police head sacked over underground boss runaway row

The head of the Romanian Police Liviu Popa (picture) was sacked today (Tues) by Home Affairs Minister Ioan Rus, the ministry informs.

Popa has been dismissed following the failure of the Police to apprehend two fugitive underground bosses. The infamous Camataru brothers, convicted for human trafficking, pandering and acts of violence, failed to present themselves to the prison last week, after they have been definitively convicted to 13 years and 6 years in prison respectively. The Police searched for the two convicts several days assuring the public they didnít flee the country. Only that, one of the two underground bosses, Sile Camataru was apprehended in Germany, during a traffic police routine check. He was arrested on Sunday night, at a checkpoint set up on the Passau-Frankfurt highway. His family claimed Sile Camataru didn't try to escape prison, but went to Germany to buy drugs, as he has diabetes.

The other fugitive, Nutu Camataru† turned himself in yesterday (Monday), saying he didnít think necessary to return to prison, as his lawyer told him he already served the six-year sentence, while on preventive arrest pending trial.

According to Romania TV, the new head of the Police will be Petre Toba, former secretary of state within the Home Affairs Ministry.

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