Underworld leader, Oleg Pruteanu, aka Borman, was detained by special prosecutors in common with the National Investigation Inspectorate officers. Together with Pruteanu, other members of the group were also detained.
At a press conference, prosecutors handling the case provided more information about ex-convict as well as his international drug trafficking network.
According to prosecutors, Pruteanu's network is made up of several criminal groups in several countries, such as Moldova, Spain, Russia, etc. Each member had his well-established role and only acted upon Pruteanu's command.
In order to get drugs, members of the group illegally took money from Moldova, starting with 50,000 euros. With this money, the suspects went to some EU countries, bought cars with European registration numbers so as not to attract police and use cars as reptiles to store drugs as well.
According to prosecutors, the drugs were transported from Morocco to Spain. Then, the group procured 800 - 1000 euros for one kg of marijuana.
From there, on a well-established route Spain - France - Germany - Poland - the Baltic, the drugs arrived in Russia where they were taken over by other members of the group, stored and sold at the price of 2,500 euros per kilogram.
Prosecutors say the infraction network has so far managed to sell up to 500 kgs of marijuana. Thus, the network leader, Oleg Pruteanu, probably obtained more than one million euros from drug trafficking.
The survey has shown that all members of the network and their families live in luxury houses and drive millions of cars. None of them have stable jobs, so money has been obtained from drug trafficking.
Prosecutor Lilian Bacalam said that the seizure of these goods was already been initiated. To date, 12 members of the group have been identified, some of whom have been detained by the law enforcement agencies of their countries.
Following searches, money, weapons, ammunition, precious metal jewellery, and various digital communications technologies have been detected and escorted.
30-day arrest warrants were issued on the ex-convict Oleg Pruteanu and other three detainees yesterday.
The criminal network was dismantled partially due to the collaboration of the National Investigation Inspectorate with Europol and the police forces in Spain, Germany, Russia, France, etc.
PUBLIKA.MD reminds that in September a Moldovan was detained by the Russian secret services, being suspected of trying to introduce narcotic substances into Russia. The countryman is suspected that, together with an accomplice, had organized an international group specialized in the sale of drugs, especially marijuana, hashish and amphetamines.
Suspects carried narcotic substances from Europe to Russia through Moldova.