On May, 18 the Security and Intelligence Service officers in cooperation with the Botanica District Prosecutor’s Office and the Botanica District Police Inspectorate officers have discovered the trans-boundary criminal group specializing on illegal trafficking of drugs (amphetamine, hashish and heroin). The members of the group are residents of Chisinau, aged between 35 and 43 years.

The criminal group activity has been documented by the SIS for a year, there were enough accumulated evidences to detain the group members red-handed.

During the searches in the crime scene and in the office of one of the group members there were found substances similar with drugs (heroin and hashish possibly) in large quantities and a gun. Also, there were found the police officer’s badge and 4 discs with the telephone surveillance of National Inspectorate of Investigations of the General Police Inspectorate.

The found substances were sent for expertise to the crime lab. There was initiated a criminal case under art. 217 par. 4 lit. b) and lit. d) of the Moldovan Criminal Code  "The illegal circulation of drugs, psychotropic substances or their analogues with the purpose of alienation". If the members of the criminal group are found guilty, they can be jailed from 7 to 15 years.

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