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April 11, 2021
INTELLIGENCE

Ex-President’s brother might be involved in weapon traffic

A company owned by Mircea Basescu, the brother of the former President, allegedly transported through Port Constanta boxes of weapons, according to a report broadcast by Antena 3 on Tuesday evening.

“Ice Age is the company by which Mircea Basescu has conducted various things. These are a few images of the things the employees of this company were requested to carry. There were boxes of weapons”, Mihai Gadea declared at Antena 3, pointing that it was impossible that the Romanian state was not aware of the President’s brothers deals.

According the analyst Bogdan Chirieac, there were boxes of antitank ammunition.

“War ammunition cannot be carried in the yard of a private person. It has to be kept under surveillance in military units”, Razvan Savaliuc, the guest of Antena 3, mentioned.

Under these circumstances, Mihai Gadea showed that, in 2010, Mircea Basescu has been in the midst of a scandal in which he was accused of weapon trafficking. More precisely, the ex-president’s brother was suspected or repackaging a quantity of old Taiwanese ammunition, destined to be destroyed in Bulgaria, and reselling it to Angola.

Allegedly, there were over 8,000 tones of grenades, mines and other types of old ammunition due to be destroyed. The Defence Ministry in Taiwan had announced at that time that they would start legal actions, in case suspicions proved to be true, antena3.ro reminded.

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