The officers of Bendery Customs House (from Department on Fighting against Customs Offences) detained a 30-year-old man carrying a bag with freshly gathered cannabis. The incident took place in close proximity to Pridnestrovian-Moldavian border.
During operational actions on preventing and repression of prohibited imports, customs officers observed a man with plastic bag who crossed the border (from Moldova to Pridnestrovie) away from the location of customs check points. As the officers had an operational information, they asked man to stop for questioning. But he ignored the officers’ request, attempted to escape and to throw away the bag. After that the man was immediately detained.
In compliance with current legislation of PMR customs officers informed the Investigative Committee of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic on happened incident. Representatives of this agency examined the site of occurrence and fixed traces of crime.
Cannabis is included in the List of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, banned for circulation in the territory of Pridnestrovie. The total weight of the detected cannabis was more than 600 gr.
Criminal case on the fact of drug smuggling was instituted against the detained person (the man had previous convictions).