During operational investigations officers of anti-smuggling unit of Tiraspol Customs House detained a woman who crossed the border by car from the side of Ukraine. The incident took place at the customs check point “Pervomaysk”.
Taking into account the circumstances pointed to the involvement of the woman into illicit drug trafficking and her special registration in narcological dispensary, customs officers focused special attention to this person.
Officers from operation and investigation unit arrived at the place of detention and made a decision to conduct personal examination in compliance with legal procedures established by law with participation of medical expert. He established that woman resorted to very sophisticated method of concealing prohibited items in her body. Resulted from the examination the package was seized contained at least 16 doses of narcotic substance. The expertise determined that powdered mass was methadone.
The woman was arrested. Proceedings are carried out on the fact of drug smuggling across the customs border of Pridnestrovie.