The objects of worship were hidden in an envelope. The Chisinau’s resident tried to illegally send them to Latvia. The icons were discovered by the inspectors of the Chisinau Custom Service.
In accordance with the law, "individuals have no right to remove the cultural values from the territory of the Republic of Moldova ".
Icons were sent for expertise and determination of their value.
The case is being investigated by the Department for Combating Customs Frauds of Chisinau’s Custom Service. The icons were confiscated.