Ex-chief of the Romanian Interior Ministry’s criminal intelligence agency arrested in drug trafficking case
Gelu Oltean, the former head of the Department for Intelligence and Internal Protection – DGIPI (the Interior Ministry’s criminal intelligence agency), was detained by prosecutors from the anti-organized crime directorate DIICOT in a case of high-risk drug trafficking.
On Sunday, the Brasov Tribunal placed Oltean under 30-day preventive arrest, according to local News.ro.
“DIICOT Brasov prosecutors detained three persons in a high-risk drug trafficking case. They were organizing meetings in a house in Dambovita county for the consumption of DMT (dimethyltriptamine), a high-risk drug containing ayahuasca,” DIICOT Brasov said.
The other two people are Vanessa Youness and British citizen Thomas Lishman. All three are believed to have had connections with a wellness clinic near Bucharest where the patients allegedly used a substance believed to be a drug.
Digi24.ro reported that Vanessa Youness is the clinic’s founder and the concubine of Gelu Oltean. They allegedly organized sessions of shamanism at this clinic, where a hallucinogenic drug was used (reportedly DMT).
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