On 26 of November 2019, at the Headquarters of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, Mr. Valentin Niculescu, SELEC Director for Operations, granted the certificates of honor for the successful joint investigations FIREFLY and RING-RING conducted in the framework of SELEC. The awarding ceremony was held in the presence of Mr. Liviu Vasilescu, General Inspector of the Romanian Police and Mrs. Camellia Tuicu, Deputy General Inspector of Romanian Police.
Joint investigation RING-RING targeted dismantling an organized criminal group that committed frauds related to/and through mobile means of communication , the profit obtained by the members of the organized crime group during two years being evaluated at approx. 1 million euro.
Joint investigation FIREFLY on illegal production and smuggling of cigarettes, succeeded with the seizure of 26,350,000 pcs of cigarettes and 10,200 kg of manufactured tobacco.
As an appreciation for the outstanding results and efficient international cooperation, SELEC awards two times per year the most notable joint investigations carried out by the law enforcement authorities of its Member States in the framework of SELEC.