6 members of a criminal group specialized in money laundering were detained for 72 hours by the employes of the Security and Intelligence Service. The law enforcement persons reported that there are former officials from the State Tax Service among the members of the group. As a result of the activity of a number of firms-fantoms the state was prejuced by 300 mln lei.

The main object of the criminal group was the legalizing of the contraband goods in the tax space of Moldova. According to the SIS, the money was transferred to the bank accounts of fictive companies and after by formal contracts passed to off-shore accounts. Thus the illicit money was laundered.

In the framework of the case there were conducted 7 checks in the houses and offices of the firms mamaged by the criminals. There the police found devices for accounting, stamps, notices about the transactions and other evidence.

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