Eleven members of a criminal group were detained by law enforcement agents for large-scale storage and distribution of drugs, especially ecstasy and marijuana

The suspects are residents of Chisinau, aged between 28 and 34. They were arrested red-handed by police and prosecutors in the illicit drug transactions.

Press Service of the Chisinau Inspectorate of Police said that the criminal group specialized in large-scale storage and distribution of drugs, especially ecstasy pills and marijuana. Active members of the group had divided the roles of storage and sale of drugs, and customers were identified through reliable intermediaries.

Following the searches, carried out in the homes of the suspects, investigation officers found and seized over 200 ecstasy tablets, 150 grams of amphetamine, bags of marijuana, mobile phones used to ensure illicit drug trafficking, funds obtained from selling of drugs, amounting to 15 000 lei, 1,000 euros and marked money that had been previously paid under the control of police.

Currently, law enforcement agents carry out investigations to identify and arrest the potential accomplices of the smuggling network, and establish the provenance of drugs detected.

The suspects have been placed under preventive arrest for 72 hours in the detention ward of Police Inspectorate of Chisinau, being investigated for illegal trafficking of drugs in large proportions. The suspects face imprisonment for a term from 7 to 15 years.

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