Raids at “dream shops” in Bucharest and Ploiesti

Prosecutors of the Direction for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorist Acts (DIICOT) Ploiesti conducted six searches in Bucharest and Ploiesti, yesterday, at shops which sell ethnobotanic products and at the shop owners’ homes, Mediafax reports. According to the DIICOT Ploiesti chief, Ionut Bot­naru, the prosecutors, accompanied by the Organized Crime Squad police, made three raids in Bucha­rest and three in Ploiesti. The main suspects in this case are two men from Bucharest, Alexandru Popescu, aged 28, and Aurelian Sorin Neculache, 22. These are investigated for the selling of ethnobotanic substances, after the prosecutors established that the shops the two own in Bucharest and Ploiesti had sold such substances and after the shops were closed by the Consumer Protection Inspectorate and the Financial Guard.

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