A man, aged 32, was arrested for circulation of fake banknotes with face value of 100 lei in the territory of Chisinau.
Press Service of the Chisinau Police said that the suspect bought liquor from a woman, residing in the village of Bacioi, knowingly paying her with fake banknotes. Thus, the suspect allegedly brought into circulation three banknotes of nominal value of 100 lei with obvious signs of falsification.
In this case, Botanica District Court of Chisinau applied the measure of preventive arrest for a period of 30 days.
The suspect is originally from Glodeni. He was previously sentenced for robbery and theft in the Russian Federation.
Currently, law enforcement officers are conducting investigations to identify the persons involved in the case and the provenance of the banknotes seized by police.
If found guilty, the man faces a sentence of imprisonment for a term of 5 to 10 years.