Customs officers have detained a batch of anabolic substances, which fall under the restricted goods. It will subsequently be seized by the border police of Chisinau International Airport.
The anabolic steroids were to be illegally marketed in a network of fitness centers in Istanbul.
The detention took place yesterday during the passenger baggage scanning. The procedure revealed the presence of suspicious objects in the luggage of two passengers, travelling on the route Chisinau-Istanbul.
Following the physical control of the baggage, customs officers, jointly with border guards, discovered 10 240 tablets and 116 ampoules of anabolic substances, produced in the country.
A Moldovan citizen, 58, and a citizen of Turkey, 42, were documented on the case.