Hunedoara authorities threatening to tear down so-called ‘gypsy palaces’. They were all were built illegally, and many of them are safety hazards. Police believe most were built on the back of illicit criminal enterprises.
Gaudy palaces suspected of being built by Romany criminal masterminds on the back of criminal gang activities in the UK and other European countries are facing demolition.
Authorities in Hunedoara, a city in central-western Romania, are threatening to tear down the so-called ‘gypsy palaces’ which have appeared across the region because all were built illegally, and many of them are safety hazards.
Police believe most were constructed on the back of illicit criminal enterprises abroad.
Many of the sports cars parked outside the homes have a UK number plate.
Checks carried out this month by employees of Hunedoara City Hall revealed that more than 50 buildings in and around the city did not receive planning permission.
The investigation also revealed that some of those who had the houses built around Chizid and Hadat were not even the rightful owners of the land on which they stand.