Details about the so-called Coca, published in the media, have no relation to reality, said on February 28 the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, reports TASS.
According to him, «the invention of all the details that cluttered this situation, do the people initially charged in the accusatory negative, inventing fables». Ryabkov added that these people «work deliberately to demonize productive unprecedented cooperation, which made possible the disclosure of the circumstances of this high profile case». The diplomat stressed that «no stuffing the last days have nothing to do with the real thing.»
As reported «Interfax», Ryabkov said that have no relation to reality «all the speculation about what supposedly happened at the beginning of the operational work of the Argentine colleagues and then the Russian side connected». According to him, «all this is exactly the opposite took place».
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.
Law enforcement officers replaced the drugs with flour, and the bags were outfitted with GPS sensors. The Minister of security of Argentina Patricia Bullrich said that in December 2017 load «of cocaine» in the form of diplomatic bags sent to Moscow «for the Russian government aircraft.»
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, the Russian drug traffickers diplomats suggested that drugs in Russia will deliver aircraft to the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev.
The Argentine gendarmerie has published a photo, which depicted loading bags of fake cocaine in the Il-96 with the hull number 96023. The office of the President of the Russian Federation stated that the materials could be falsified.
After arrival of the goods to Russia in December 2017, was detained three people, including a former employee of the Embassy Ali Aslanov. Two other defendants in the case, President of the Foundation for MORAL («Russian Orthodox patrons of art in Latin America») Alexander Chica and a former Argentine police officer Ivan Bliznyuk, detained by the Argentine authorities.
The alleged organizer of the smuggling of cocaine Andrey Kovalchuk, according to the FSB, is hiding in Germany.
The Russian foreign Ministry about the situation with cocaine at the Embassy of Argentina: No stuffing irrelevant to the real business 28.02.2018