The Ministry of internal Affairs of Uruguay is investigating the supply of drugs from Argentina to Russia. It is reported by local newspaper El Observador, citing sources.
The authorities of Uruguay believe that drugs could pass through diplomatic channels and in other countries, and drug trafficking passed through Uruguay. According to the newspaper, it said the defendants in the case – Ivan Bliznyuk and Alexander Chica. The record of their conversation is available to law enforcement officers.
As noted in the Ministry of internal Affairs of Uruguay, while there is no official confirmation that the route suitcases with the drugs passed through Moscow.
About the criminal case on the international drug trade, involving Russian diplomats, it became known on February 22. The investigation began in December 2016, when the Russian Ambassador in Argentina Victor koronelli found 12 suitcases with the drug in the building of the Embassy school.
Koronelli reported a suspicious finding Argentinian authorities. Those found in suitcases 389 kilograms of cocaine, which cost in Russia could amount to about €50 million.
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. Party drug could to prepare for the implementation of the world football championship in Russia this summer, when the price of goods would rise several times.
According to The Telegraph, the Russians, who organized a scheme to smuggle diplomatic mail from Argentina to Russia 389 kilograms of cocaine, announced wanted through Interpol. As the newspaper wrote the plan of Russian drug dealers and diplomats have suggested that drugs in Russia will deliver aircraft to the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev.
Package with drugs was 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 Patrushev, who visited Argentina to represent Russia at the inauguration of President Mauricio Macri.
Then was arrested a former employee of the Embassy in Argentina Ali Abjanov and came for the Luggage, Vladimir Kalmykov and Istimer Khudzhamov. In Argentina, was arrested Ivan Bliznyuk, who had allegedly purchased cocaine and his friend Alexander Chica, carrying suitcases at the airport.
The interior Ministry of Uruguay has joined the investigation into the supply of drugs from Argentina to Russia — media 27.02.2018