80 arrested following Wednesday’s wide searches in organised crime cases


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80 people have been arrested following the extensive raids in Bucharest and 28 counties conducted by the DIICOT and Police on Wednesday. Over 200 people are targeted in these organised crime files. In the case of the Ghenosu interloper clan, prosecutors will ask for the in absentia arrest against  the leader and other three people.

Investigators have seized EUR 19,500, RON 34,655 following searches, as well as 6 cars, 21 laptops, two tablets and 70 smartphones.

The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) policemen have conducted, Wednesday morning, over 240  searches in Bucharest and 28 counties, part of the criminal files on organised crime. Incumbent DIICOT chief, Daniel Horodniceanu, who concludes his mandate these days, said it is a huge action prepared for more than a year and that DIICOT want to have a blow to the organised crime, hotnews.ro informs.

Horodniceanu said 600 policemen are involved, including the DIICOT territorial services.

Sources say 47 searches were conducted in Timisoara, mainly in the student camp, aiming at several students with the faculties of medicine and law, two networks of drug trafficking – marijuana and Ecstasy. No less than 50 people are expected to be heard in regard to drug trafficking and international drug trafficking.

Searches were conducted also at Targoviste, aiming Florin Parjol aka. Ghenosu, local interloper. He had been previously arrested in France for pimping, blackmail and computer fraud, his group being involved in violent crimes. Ghenosu is famous for the violent scandals stirred in the city. Investigators didn’t find him at home anymore.

Romanian Police informs that search warrants were conducted in Bucharest and 28 counties Botoşani, Suceava, Iaşi, Neamţ, Vaslui, Galaţi, Brăila, Vrancea, Covasna, Braşov, Buzău, Prahova, Dâmboviţa, Constanţa, Ialomiţa, Călăraşi, Ilfov, Teleorman, Dolj, Gorj, Caraş, Hunedoara, Timiş, Bihor, Satu Mare, Sălaj, Cluj and Bistriţa-Năsăud, with 290 individuals to be heard.

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