During a special operation in Moldova, an illegal mini-factory was discovered that produced helicopters for illegal deliveries to the CIS countries, the press service of the Moldovan Prosecutor General said on Tuesday.
"In the Security Zone on the Dniester river, 50 km from Chisinau, there was an underground helicopter factory. Helicopters were assembled there, similar in modification to the Ka-26.
Helicopters were illegally exported to the CIS market. Most of those involved in the production of helicopters, including the management of the company are residents of Transnistria, "the report said.
During the searches, more than 10 helicopters were found at different stages of readiness. "They did not have documents of origin, while part of it was obviously hand-made," the department said.
"Based on the results of the searches and the first hearings, related to the results of the special investigative measures, it will be decided on the status and procedural measures applied both to the people involved and to the goods, bodies of crime.
At this moment, the prosecutors and the police are conducting searches at the production base, located in a region from Criuleni district, on the bank of the Dniester River and at the homes of the people involved in order to accumulate the necessary evidence ”, the police specify.
A criminal case has been opened on the preparation of aircraft smuggling; the punishment under this article is facing for up to ten years in prison.
Reported by Bemorepanda