Discovered at the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires suitcases with the cocaine belonged to the former technical employee of the diplomatic mission, said the official representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova, the press service of the Ministry reported on February 23.
«The goods, in question, was discovered ready to ship a year and a half ago in one of the auxiliary buildings of the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires – school and residential complex. It was established that he belonged to have completed by the time the trip on fixed-term contract employee technical staff of the institutions,» she said.
According to Zakharov, the Ambassador Victor koronelli about the discovery of bags with suspicious content reported to the leadership of the Argentine law enforcement agencies.
«As a result of the joint action, conducted in a building belonging to the Embassy, with full respect for his diplomatic status, it was found that the bags contained a narcotic substance,» – said the official representative.
Zakharova noted that law enforcement officers stopped the channel of delivery of drugs.
«Regarding recent media speculation that the specified load could be directed through diplomatic channels, we would like to note that this question shows ignorance of the mechanism and the way in which deposti, the content of which is determined, of course, not the technical staff of the mission», she said.
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.
It was noted that in December 2016, the Russian Ambassador said the Argentine intelligence services about the discovery in the building of the Embassy school 12 suitcases full of cocaine with a total weight of 389 kg. the Drug was replaced with flour, and the bags were outfitted with GPS sensors. In December 2017 the goods sent to Russia, where they eventually arrested three people, including a former employee of the Embassy.
British newspaper the Telegraph reported that drugs in Russia was to deliver aircraft to the Secretary of security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev. In the security Council deny this.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that discovered in the Embassy in Buenos Aires suitcases with the cocaine belonged to the former Technotronic 26.02.2018