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February 4, 2023

‘Mironescu group’ stays behind bars for 30 more days

The Supreme Court has decided Friday that the 28 members of the so-called ‘Mironescu group’ will stay in detention for 30 more days, thus accepting a request made by anticorruption prosecutors to extend by 30 days the preventive arrest warrants in a case involving illegal imports through the port of Constanta. A total 30 suspects are probed in this case, of which 28 have been arrested and another is missing. On May 25, prosecutors detained a number of suspects, including Laurentiu Mironescu, former secretary general of the Interior Ministry,  along with heads of Constanta Port, inspectors, employees, customs commissionaires, associations and managers of various companies. Another suspect in the case is PDL Senator Mircea Banias, who was prohibited to leave the country, under the accusations of influence peddling, and belonging to an organised criminal group. According to Antena 3, the Interior Minister, Traian Igas might be heard in this file, at the request of Mironescu’s lawyer. During the past hearings, Mironescu underlined he was named in the secretary general position by Traian Igas, who personally called him to join his team. On the other hand, goods worth EUR 1 M have been seized since May 26 until now, in the Consta Sud Agigea Port according to Interior Ministry’s and Customs National Administration’s checking.

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