The investigations policemen confiscated thousands of packages with smuggled cigarettes

The police suspects a group of persons of having unfolded fraud activities of crossing the frontier, by smuggling of products from tobacco.

The suspects aged between 30 and 33, in April 2017 organized and unfolded a criminal activity with the aim of obtaining benefits illegally, acting in the sphere of trans border criminality, effectuated fraud operations of crossing the frontier great quantities of cigarettes, meant for the European Union.

As a result of the investigations effectuated by the employees of the Section Investigation of Economic Frauds and the employees of the penal investigation section of the Police Direction of Chișinău municipality, the offenders were retained while they intended to pass the customs frontier to Ukraine with the car.

As a result of the searches, the police detected in the especially arranged and adapted places – the car’s doors, under the mats and the protection bars from the front and the back, 1.500 packages of cigarettes "Winston" and 500 packages of cigarettes "Marlboro".

After the search’s ending, the car with goods was taken and transported inside the Police Direction of Chişinău municipality.

They risk punishment with prison from  3 to 10 years as well as the special confiscation of the tobacco products and of the transport means.

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