Security and Intelligence Service

of the Republic of Moldova

Press Releases

15-07-2022
The Security and Intelligence Service took notice of allegations on a social media platform, made by the Russian citizen, Yulia Navalnyi regarding her alleged illegal surveillance on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. SIS states that no special investigative measures, including visual surveillance, have been carried out on the aforementioned Russian citizen. Considering the presented information, the SIS in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies has launched an investigation in order to clarify all the circumstances stated by...
17-06-2022
The graduation ceremony of a new class of intelligence officers took place today, June 17, at the National Institute of Intelligence and Security "Bogdan, Întemeietorul Moldovei" of the SIS. The event took place in the presence of the SIS leadership and professors. Alexandru Musteața, Director of the Security and Intelligence Service, congratulated the young people for the choice they made, and the results obtained during their studies, reminding them that both the institution and society have high hopes for their potential and intelligence in...
02-06-2022
Today, June 2, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova appointed Alexandru Musteața as Director of the Security and Intelligence Service of the Republic of Moldova. The new SIS Director was introduced to intelligence officers by Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. In her speech, Maia Sandu asked intelligence officers to keep countering risks and threats to national security, especially in the context of the complex regional situation. The Head of State reiterated the major expectations of...
18-05-2022
The Security and Intelligence Service jointly with the Prosecutor's Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases and the Customs Service, on May 17, executed search warrants in Chișinău and outside, in a case on cigarette smuggling. As a result of 23 searches on commercial points, homes, and means of transport of the persons named in case, the officers found and seized: 200 thousand pieces of tobacco products, money in US dollars and euros, of unknown legal origin, the equivalent of over 240 thousand lei, and two means of transport....
16-05-2022
"National Security of the Republic of Moldova: Challenges and Tendencies" was the title of an event organized on May 14 by the National Institute of Intelligence and Security "Bogdan, Întemeietorul Moldovei" of the Security and Intelligence Service of the Republic of Moldova. The national scientific and practical conference was organized in partnership with the Moldova State University, Free International University of Moldova, Military Academy of the Armed Forces "Alexandru cel Bun", and State University of Physical Education and Sport. The...
12-05-2022
On May 11, 2022, officers of the Security and Intelligence Service jointly with the prosecutors of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and employees of the Internal Protection and Anti-Corruption Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted searches at homes, offices, official and personal cars of three employees of the National Inspectorate of Public Security (INSP). The criminal prosecution actions are carried out within two criminal cases on illicit enrichment (art. 330/2 para.1), false statements (art. 352/1 para. 2) and...
06-05-2022
Yesterday, May 5, more than 25 searches took place in Briceni district. As a result, six people were detained and five means of transport were seized. The investigation was carried out by the SIS officers jointly with the General Inspectorate of the Border Police and the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office. Authorities documented illegal actions of the group regarding the transfer of about 125,000 packs of cigarettes, worth 3,000,000 lei, via "green" border of the Moldovan-Romanian border. To commit these illegalities, the members of the group...
05-05-2022
Officers of the Security and Intelligence Service, employees of the Border Police and Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, jointly with Romanian authorities, dismantled a cross-border organized criminal group specialized in smuggling, consisting of 15 people. Members of the group had well-defined roles and, in order to carry out the criminal activity, they operated jointly with another group that was taking over smuggled goods. The activity of the criminal group was investigated during six months. In this period of time, authorities documented...
20-04-2022
Today, a judge from the Comrat Court was subjected to searches in a criminal case on illicit enrichment committed by a public official. The actions took place after the Interim Prosecutor General obtained the approval of the Superior Council of Magistracy, which accepted the request to carry out criminal prosecution against the judge. According to the case, the judge together with his family members obtained in a short period of time several assets. Their value substantially exceeds the family's income. At this stage, it is suspected that some...
08-04-2022
The Security and Intelligence Service of the Republic of Moldova notifies the operators (ministries, other public authorities or institutions and legal persons, managing facilities included in the National Nomenclature of Critical Infrastructure, regardless of the property type and legal form of organization), that on 7 April 2022, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted on second reading the Law on modification of the Contravention Code of the Republic of Moldova no. 218/2008. Thus, the Code was supplemented with art.365/4 “...
06-04-2022
On Tuesday, April 5, the Director of the Security and Intelligence Service, Alexandr Esaulenco attended an informal meeting with opinion leaders, journalists and security experts. The meeting was organized by the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) and the “Friedrich Ebert” Foundation. During the discussion, the participants covered the following topics: risks and threats to the security of the Republic of Moldova in the new regional context, the actions of the SIS to discover, prevent and counteract risks and threats resulting...
01-04-2022
The Security and Intelligence Service jointly with the Prosecutor's Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS) is investigating a case on embezzlement committed at Mărculești International Airport by the management who ran the company in 2018. In addition to embezzlement, the management is suspected of tax evasion and money laundering. According to preliminary estimates, the damage caused to company and state budget exceeds 10 million lei. The documentation carried out by the SIS officers, in coordination with the PCCOCS,...
30-03-2022
The draft law on electronic identification and trust services, initiated by the Security and Intelligence Service, was approved today by the Cabinet of Ministers. The need to develop the draft law arises from the National Action Plan for the implementation of the EU – Moldova Association Agreement for 2017-2019, approved by Government Decision no. 1472 of 30.12.2016, according to which the SIS was appointed responsible for implementation of art. 255 of the Plan - development of the draft law to transpose the Regulation 910/2014 into national...
29-03-2022
During the day of March 29, 2022, following the consent of the Superior Council of Magistracy, officers of the Security and Intelligence Service jointly with the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office and National Anticorruption Center carried out searches at the office, home, and vehicle of a judge from the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ), concerned in a criminal case on illicit enrichment committed by a public dignitary (art.330/2 para. (2) of the Criminal Code). In particular, the judge is suspected that, during 2014-2021, while exercising...
25-03-2022
In the context of the prohibition for men aged 18-60 to leave Ukraine under martial law, the processes of irregular migration on the green sector of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border have intensified. The process of border security monitoring, carried out in partnership with the Security Service of Ukraine, helped the SIS officers jointly with the representatives of the National Anticorruption Center and the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office to annihilate a cross-border criminal group specialized in irregular migration and to catch 3 members in...

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