Prosecutors and police detectives have carried out a series of raids today at Moldova Mail and Customs Service locations.
The Prosecutor General’s Office said in a press release the operation is part of an investigation into alleged large-scale, transborder schemes of trafficking in anabolic drugs, amber, tobacco products and alcohol, as revealed by journalistic investigations and whistleblowers.
The raids are conducted for the purpose of seizing any receipts and other documentation accompanying the allegedly smuggled goods.
Sorin Stati, former director of the Civil Aviation Authority MoldATSA, recently revealed that each week Moldova is being transited by two tonnes of smuggled amber on its way from Ukraine to Hong Kong. He alleged that the high-ranking officers from the Police, the Customs Service and the Chisinau Airport were implicated in the scheme.