Romania: Multiple Raids Nab 46 Drug Trafficking Suspects

Raids ordered by Romanian prosecutors resulted in a court hearing Wednesday for 46 people suspected of drug trafficking.

CannabisThirty-four houses were searched in the municipalities Resita and Ploiesti on the orders of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).

The Resita searches stemmed from an investigation into a group that allegedly bought and sold large amounts of psychoactive substances, which entered Romania in parcels sent from Spain. The exact substances have not yet been identified.

The Ploiesti raids involved nine people who prosecutors say bought and sold cannabis at a bargain price of US$14 per gram (60 Romanian Lei), throughout the municipality since April 2014.

Officers from DIICOT seized various amounts of the psychoactive substances, cannabis, and drug trafficking equipment, including packaging, mobile phones, and scales.