Moldovan Ambassador to Russia Arrested and Accused of Smuggling Anabolics Worth 400,000 Euros
The Prosecutor’s Office accused the former Moldovan Ambassador to Russia Andrei Neguta in the smuggling case with anabolics worth 400,000 euros. Prosecutors asked for pre-trial detention of 30 days.
Officials from the Prosecutor’s Office have accused the former Moldovan Ambassador to the Russian Federation Andrei Neguta, who was detained two days ago in the smuggling case with anabolics.
The General Prosecutor’s Office says that they arrested the driver of the diplomatic minibus as well as another person that participated in the case. The anabolic substances were found in the car on December 5, 2020, by the Customs Service and the Intelligence and Security Service, and according to estimates, the price of the lot amounts to around 400,000 euros.
The prosecutors claim that pre-trial detention for 30 days is needed for the former ambassador. At the moment, there are four defendants in this case: two are in custody in the remand prison, one has a search warrant, and the fourth is the former ambassador who pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors continue to investigate the case in order to identify all the participants, to establish the actions and circumstances, as well as to understand the premises that allowed such violations.
For such crimes, the criminal law provides from 3 to 10 years in prison.