Four people suspected of controlling over 50% of the heroin trafficking in Bucharest have been taken on remand by the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) on Tuesday.
The anti-terrorism and organized crime prosecutors have taken into custody for 24 hours Alizadeh Amir Hossein, Rahimpour Mahmoud Reza aka Boby, Romeo Nae aka Grafi and Parvas Hamid Reza under the charges of drug trafficking in continued form.
Investigators say that Alizadeh Amir Hossein, owner of a Iranian fast-food restaurant in Bucharest (Constantin Brancoveanu blvd in district 4) would have used the location to store drugs and money from the drug sales, but also to make various heroin transactions.
According to a DIICOT press release, Hossein used to make transactions with major quantities of drugs, from 500 grams of heroin and more per transaction, for EUR 13,000-14,000/ 0.5 kg. Investigators also say that Hossein was helped by another Iranian citizen, Rahimpour Sereshkeh Mahmoud Reza, and one of his clients was Romeo Nae aka Grafi.
They would have allegedly coordinated over 50 pc of the heroin traffic in Bucharest, being the most important such drug network in the Capital.
Following searches, prosecutors have seized 800 grams of heroin, 50 grams of cocaine, EUR 3,195, GBP 770, USD 330, RON 15,200, nine cars and 25 mobile phones.
The suspects have been proposed for 30-day preventive arrest.