Detained in Argentina in the framework of the case of the supply of cocaine by diplomatic mail through the Russian Embassy Ivan Bliznyuk and Alexander Chica listed as the Fund managers MORAL (Mecenas Ortodoxos Rusos En America Latin, Russian Orthodox philanthropists in Latin America). In a statement on the website of the honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the city of Mar del Plata in the province of Buenos Aires Jorge Kuznetsova Chicano and Bliznyuk named among the guests at the reception Russian Orthodox parish.
The detained officer of the Argentine police Bliznyuk, according to media reports, purchased the cocaine, which was planned to smuggle through the Russian Embassy. He is Vice-President of the Foundation MORAL. To the airport carrying suitcases with cocaine Chicano – President of the Foundation for MORAL.
February 22, Argentine media reported that the law enforcement agencies of Argentina and Russia conducted a joint operation and not given to establish a drug trafficking via the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires.
The Russians, who organized a scheme to smuggle diplomatic mail from Argentina to Russia 389 kilograms of cocaine worth about €50 million, declared wanted through Interpol.
The investigation began in December 2016, when the Russian Ambassador in Argentina Victor koronelli found 12 suitcases allegedly with drugs in the building of the Embassy school.
Packages of drugs were replaced by bags of flour. In bags mounted GPS receivers to track the delivery. In December 2017 the flour under the guise of cocaine was brought to Russia by diplomatic mail in the plane of the Secretary of security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev. According to the plan of drug dealers, drugs in Russia was supposed to deliver it by plane Patrushev.
In the case of the trafficking of drugs arrested a former employee of the Embassy in Argentina Ali Abjanov and came for the Luggage, Vladimir Kalmykov and Istimer Justnow. In Argentina arrested Bliznyuk and Chicano.
Arrested in Argentina on charges of delivery of cocaine through the Embassy of the Russian Federation — the head of Fund «Russian Orthodox patrons» 25.02.2018