A criminal group specialized in smuggling of consumer goods without accompanying documents, was decomposed. The goods were purchased from Cernăuți city, and brought into the country, bypassing the customs control stations.
A member of the criminal group was arrested on the 8th of December, on the rout Edineț-Bălți. The man, a 51-year-old resident of Bălți was arrested for a period of 72 hours. The van that the man was driving, was topped and there were found several batches of clothing, shoes, electronics, peripherals, cosmetics and household products, the total weight of which is 8 tons.
According to preliminary estimates, the value of goods exceeds the amount of one million lei.
A criminal investigation was initiated in this case, necessary investigative measures are taken to identify all persons involved in this case and to hold them accountable under the law.