A Moldovan citizen is being investigated for smuggling precious metals. Customs officers, jointly with border guards, found in his luggage, a gold ingot weighing 655 grams.
The gold was discovered following the luggage check of the passengers flying from Chisinau to Istanbul.
The man was detained for a period of 72 hours. In accordance with Art. 248 of the Criminal Code of the RM, a criminal case for "contraband" was, which provides for punishment by imprisonment from 3 to 10 years.
According to preliminary estimates, the value of the gold exceeds the sum of 350 000 lei.