PSD leader Liviu Dragnea does not give up the anti-Western rhetoric, this time the reason being the fish recently confiscated, contaminated with mercury above the admitted limit. The social-democrat chairman claims that the countries of Western Europe, where the waters are polluted, have sent the contaminated fish to Romania.
“They thought the Romanians are fools and said let’s give them the fish, they may die, they and the children,” he said on Thursday, according to hotnews.ro.
“Conclusions are here and are awful. In Western Europe there are developed countries, but despite all the measures they have taken, they keep polluting their waters, and so they have fish with heavy metals. Fish like this cannot be sold on their markets, it’s a case for jail. They thought Romanians are fools and said let’s give them the fish, they and their children may die, especially since their mothers have begun to feed more fish to their children, in order to avoid feeding them with poultry full of hormones,” the Social Democrat leader said.
Liviu Dragnea also said that Romania receives fish from other EU member states in the West although Romania has a large fish variety. Dragnea said he wants to start a fish programme in Romania.
The Romanian Police, as well as the ones in Italy, Spain, France and Hungary, conducted on Tuesday more than 150 home searches in order to document the criminal activity of an organized group dealing with illegal fishing, acquisition and selling fish unsuitable for consumption. 30 tons of fish have been seized, the value of which reportedly amounts to about RON 600,000.
“Romanian policemen, as well as those in Italy, Spain, France and Hungary, are conducting more than 150 home searches to document the criminal activity of an organized group dealing with illegal fishing activities, purchase, transport and marketing of fish unfit for consumption. In Romania, Police has implemented 115 such home search warrants in Bucharest and the counties of Constanta, Calarasi, Dambovita, Arges, Ilfov, Tulcea, Prahova, Braşov, Brăila, Buzău, Valcea, Giurgiu and Maramureş. The Romanian policemen are accompanied by representatives of the Spanish National Police. In turn, Romanian policemen take part in similar actions taking place in Italy, Spain, France and Hungary,” IGPR announced at the time.