Drug Trafficking in Romania

Drug trafficking is defined as producing, selling, and/or transporting illegal drugs and it is a serious criminal offense in Romania.

There are a few key elements that make the difference in such cases.

Criminal Penalties for Drug Trafficking in Romania by Type of Drugs

Penalties for trafficking drugs in Romania are imprisonment of up to 15 years.

The penalty for trafficking in low-risk drugs is of 2 years to 7 years imprisonment. If the drugs are high-risk the crime holds a penalty of 5 to 12 years imprisonment.

In this respect, the law classifies cannabis as a low-risk drug. On the other hand, ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin are all high-risk drugs in Romania.

National or International Drug Trafficking

As a result of this classification, the type of traffic makes a significant impact on penalty limits.

Therefore if the drugs enter or leave Romania, the penalty will be 3 to 10 years of imprisonment for low-risk drugs. International trafficking of high-risk drugs bears a penalty of 7 to 15 years imprisonment.

What Type of Actions are Incriminated

The law incriminates most actions that refer to drugs as trafficking. For example, drug trafficking will mean cultivation, production, extraction, selling, distribution, transportation, procuring, buying, and/or holding narcotics.

What To Do If You Are Investigated for Drug Trafficking

In this case, you must first understand that this is a serious allegation with a potentially high penalty.

On the other hand, do not make any statements before knowing exactly what the charges are.

For that reason, we advise getting qualified advice. This is not a matter to handle alone.

For a general idea of criminal procedures, you can click here to find out more about criminal trials in Romania.

If you need more information about this subject, you can contact us at any time and we will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.