Two people have been detained this morning, following the searches conducted by officers of the National Anticorruption Centre (NAC) and anticorruption prosecutors. They were detained in a corruption case on attempts of illegal land alienation.

2:03 p.m. In total, 10 people have been escorted to the NAC today, following the searches carried out as part of a criminal case, initiated on the fact of attempted illegal alienation of land. Both current and former public servants are among those detained. Currently, prosecutors and investigators are carrying out investigations, including hearings and searches. At 3:00 p.m., prosecutors and representatives of the NAC will hold a briefing and communicate details of the criminal case.

12:00 The number of people detained after the raids, carried out by the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors today reached 7. Among those escorted to the headquarters of the NAC are a former minister of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI), a former vice minister of MAFI, a head of a department within MAFI, a head of a department of the Agency for Land Relations and Cadaster, a former justice minister, and a former head of the National Inspectorate of Investigation.

The actions continue. Stay tuned for details.

10:35 a.m. According to deschide.md, the former Minister of Justice and Secretary of the Supreme Security Council, Ion Morei, is among those detained. He served as Minister of Justice from 19 April 2001- 12 February 2003 and was Secretary of the Supreme Security Council, being heard as a witness in the case April 7. The Portal also states that three people were detained.

The head of the Press Service of the NAC, Angela Starinschi, said, "The case concerns current and former government officials."

The head of Anticorruption Prosecution, Viorel Morari, specified that actions are in progress. "We cannot reveal more details, not to prejudice the investigation. Later, we will come up with additional information," Morari said.

Sources in the NAC said that searches are also conducted in the homes of the officials.

According to deschide.md, the former Minister of Justice and Secretary of the Supreme Security Council, Ion Morei, is among those detained. He served as Minister of Justice from 19 April 2001- 12 February 2003 and was Secretary of the Supreme Security Council, being heard as a witness in the case April 7.

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