Accomplices of Moldovan drug lord engaged in organization of drug trafficking detained in Belarus

Accomplices of Moldovan drug lord engaged in organization of drug trafficking detained in Belarus

Belarusian media have revealed details about the activities of the organized crime group Borman, which supplies large consignments of hashish from North Africa.

According to law enforcement bodies of Belarus, 27-year-old resident of Moldova used to engage in criminal activities both on the territory of the republic and outside of it, following the instructions of the organized crime group leader. The investigation believes that together with his father, the young man played the role of organizer and recruiter of people, who had to deal with the export of money from Belarus to Spain, where hashish was bought.

As prosecutors noted, drugs were hidden in vehicles during transport and then sent to the Russian Federation, where other members of the OCG stocked hashish and packed it for sale. As a result, from December 2013 to January 2017, the citizen of Moldova and other members of the group bought and transported 96.5 kilos of hashish, as well as smuggled 100 thousand euros across the Moldovan border. The person accused may face up to 25 years in prison.

Earlier, in 2017, a resident of Baranovichi, born in 1987, and a resident of Slutsk, born in 1971, were detained in the village of Mikilevshchyna, the Mostovsky district of Belarus. More than 35 kilograms of Moroccan hashish were seized from their car.

A friend of one of the detainees - a widow and mother of two children – would transport drugs across the border. It is reported that she had no idea what was in her luggage. Drug dealers replaced the gas cylinder in her Opel with another, filled with bags of hashish.

Belarusian policemen in cooperation with their colleagues from Russia, Moldova, Spain, and other countries have exposed a chain of drug supplies from North Africa to the European Union, and then to Belarus. That is how the investigation tracked down the Borman drug dealers’ OCG, the activities of which had been previously described by The CrimeRussia. According to preliminary estimates, 60 members of the gang brought over 830 kilograms of hashish to the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The criminals would buy the drug in Morocco and transferred it to Spain by sea. Then they would pack the goods in small batches and hide then in tanks, fuel gas cylinders, or car cavities. Sometimes cars were bought for this purpose; and sometimes cars of the debtors or unsuspecting acquaintances were used. In this way, drugs were brought to Russia, and then to Belarus.

Previously, Sputnik reported that the materials of investigation into this OCG had been referred to the court in Moldova. It also concerned the creation of monetary funds for its financial support, illegal drug trafficking, and the transfer of undeclared sums of money in especially large amounts across the Moldovan border.



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