The employees of Border Police, under the coordination of Prosecutor's Office of the municipality of Chisinau, sector of Botanica, have busted a criminal group specialized in human trafficking and trafficking of children, of whom two members were brought to justice.
The group consists of three persons who are first-degree relatives, According to criminal scheme, each member had clearly defined role: the mother - a Moldovan citizen, a woman - 44 years old, was the head of the group and managed the funds obtained from criminal activity, and her children, the Moldovan citizens - daughter - 26 years old and son - 20 years old, recruited and transported victims in Turkey.
Following the documentation of the case under all legal aspects, the officers of investigation of Border Police Department in collaboration with investigation officers from Chisinau International Airport, they identified 13 persons of female gender, including a minor, who during the years 2015-2016 were victims of human trafficking. Young women were recruited and sent to Turkey, where they were subjected to commercial sexual exploitation.
Currently, the son - alias "Leo" is held under arrest, in 2015 he was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months for "robbery", the punishment is suspended for a period of 2 years, and the daughter is researched in state of freedom, because it has a minor child under maintenance. Mother and other members of the criminal group to evade criminal prosecution body, to be initiated procedure of announcing in search.
Under the legislation, if it will proven the guilt of the persons involved in the criminal group, they risk from 7-20 years in prison.