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October 21, 2021
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Tax evasion of EUR 3 M in pharma sector

Over 60 police raids took place yesterday morning in Bucharest and in six counties (Ilfov, Buzau, Iasi, Ialomita, Arges and Olt), targeting company headquarters and people suspected of tax evasion and money laundering in the trade with pharmaceutical drugs for serious illnesses, the Romanian Police informs.

The raids targeted 20 companies specializing in the storing and selling of pharmaceutical drugs, companies that, according to investigators, allegedly dodged paying taxes and fees.

After the raids several persons were taken in for hearings.

Investigators also claim that the companies concerned have allegedly introduced forged pharmaceutical drugs into the legal circuit in Romania and other EU member states.

The damage caused to the state, established with the help of the Anti-Fiscal Fraud General Directorate’s specialists, surpasses EUR 3 M. Approximately 200 police officers, members of the Special Interventions and Actions Service and forensic specialists took part in yesterday’s raids. The operation was also supported by the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI).

 

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