Moldovan law enforcers raided Rezina on clandestine cigarette manufacturing
10:35 | 24.02.2023 Category: Social
Chisinau, February 24 /MOLDPRES/- PCCOCS prosecutors, jointly with INI officers, raided this morning on a clandestine cigarette factory in Rezina district. From there, the law enforcement officers picked up cigarettes with forged excise stamps.
According to PCCOCS, from the raided warehouse, over one million cigarettes without an excise stamp, over two million cigarettes without provenance documents, as well as over five million cigarettes with an excise stamp from Moldova were lifted and sealed for further investigation.
Also, from around the clandestine cigarette production line, over half a million cigarettes were seized, on the packages of which a fake excise stamp is applied, estimated at 600,000 lei (30 thousand euros); as well as approximately two million fake excise stamps. At the same time, raw material was raised for which provenance documents were not presented, estimated at five million lei.
Also, on February 22 on Orhei-Rezina route, law enforcement officers stopped a minibus carrying 750,000 cigarettes with a fake excise stamp. They, as well as the minibus, were picked up by the law enforcement officers.