Officers of Investigations Directorate under the Central Police Department of Chisinau jointly with Special Forces group, discovered poppy that was processed and dried, ready for further commercialization.

Police identified and subsequently seized a sack of dried poppy in the household of a 59- year-old resident of Straseni. The poppy was transported to the Center for technical and forensic expertise under the General Police Inspectorate to undergo a specialized expertise.

Thus, depending on the results of the expertise, the man risks prosecution for illegally putting into circulation narcotic substances for the purpose of alienation, according to the Police Directorate of Chisinau municipality.

The current penal legislation provides for a fine of 12 000 to 18 000 lei, or imprisonment of up to 2 years.

In this context, police conduct special operations and further investigations in order to establish all the circumstances and identify accomplices in this case.

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