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.


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