Four men involved in illegal businesses with alcohol, were detained by the police for smuggling alcohol in large proportions. The total amount of the prejudice caused to the state budget is about 2.8 million lei.
According to the press service of the General Police Inspectorate, on the territory of the summer camps from Ocnița, there was found a semi-trailer with a quantity of 35 000 liters of alcohol, stored in two tanks, each of 14 000 liters, five tanks of 1,000 liters each, 10 containers of of 200 liters each 12 cans of 22 liters each, a generator, two pumps and four hoses.
Following the criminal investigations, it was established that the organizer of the criminal scheme is a45-year-old man, residing in the village Vălcineț village, Ocnița district. Following the searches at his residence, there were found 18 620 USD, money derived from criminal activities.
Three of the suspects are arrested for 30 days, and one of them received a house arrest warrant.
Also, as a result of the criminal investigative measures, the police officers found an illegal alcohol trading point in Vălcineț village, Ocnița district. The law enforcement authorities found and seized 340 liters of alcohol from there.
The Police escorted the transport unit at the headquarters of the Department of border police from Otaci city, which is sealed until a decision according to law has been made.
If found guilty, the suspects are facing a jail term of 3-10 years and the legal person risks a fine of 5,000 to 10,000 conventional units with deprivation of the right to exercise a certain activity or the liquidation of the business.