The 53-year-old director of the Department of Road Repairs and Constructions  from Balti, Serghei Pcela, was arrested for 72 hours, being suspected of abuse of power and polluting the air in Balti.

The arrested happened after two months ago someone sent an information to the Police Inspectorate from Balti according to which on the territory of the Department of Road Repairs and Constructions from Balti, large amounts of trash are stored and burned and as a result polluting the air. This leads to exceeding the established norms, putting local people's health in danger.

Although the police warned that company employees that they will be held accountable the officials still ignored the law.

If found guilty, the official faces up to three years in prison, with disqualification to hold certain positions for up to 5 years.

Sergei Pcela, who was previously the Head of Organised Crime Department North was involved in a bribery scandal.

He was also involved in the Balti market scandal  when he was blocked direct access from the parking area to the commercial market. The press wrote at the time that the market administration decided to block the access in such a way favoring Seghei Pcela who also had a parking spot nearby, and who is said the be a close friend of the mayor Renato Usatii.

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