Cigarette smugglers are becoming increasingly inventive. The border police officers from Iasi found a hand-crafted drone with 12500 cigarettes of Moldovan origin on board, packed in a small package, to be transported to Romania.

The discovery was made on the evening of February 12th, at around 20:00, when the police officers heard in the border area some noise produced by a small aircraft, specific to drones, which crossed the border between the Republic of Moldova and Romania.

Soon the customs officers detected the collapsed and damaged drone. A pack containing cigarettes from the Republic of Moldova was caught to it.

The cigarettes, worth almost 3,000 lei, and the drone were seized.

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The Moldovan authorities have been informed of the case.

Iasi border police officers are carrying out investigative actions to identify the persons involved in the offense.

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