The lawyer of the defendant was “cocaine business” said it was a provocation of the American special services
According zherebenkova, cocaine was planted by Argentine police with the participation of the USA to discredit the Embassy.
The alleged organizer of the so-called cocaine case, Andrei Kovalchuk convinced that the drug appeared in school of the Russian Embassy in Argentina as a result of provocation, organized by the local police and American secret services, reported to “Interfax” on Wednesday, his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov.
“Kovalchuk is convinced that the drugs were planted by Argentine police while participating in this provocation of the American special services to discredit the Russian diplomatic mission”, — he said.
According to the lawyer, his client insists that discovered in twelve suitcases were coffee, alcohol, personal items and gifts. Thus, he argues, the suitcases were much lighter than at the time of detection of cocaine. According to Kovalchuk, that is in the suitcases in the Embassy knew.
“He has all the checks, receipts and witnesses that confirm that he bought coffee. Judge for yourself if he’s a drug Lord, which it is made, it is strange that it all this product is more than a year under the stairs and there was no response from his side, no,” said the Foal.
The lawyer said that coffee and alcohol were purchased in July 2016 and put in storage at the school of the Embassy. White powder was discovered in late November, the new caretaker of the Embassy who decided to inventory management.
Foal reported that Kovalchuk intends to understand what happened and to give investigators all the proof that his bags were not cocaine, and he is not a drug dealer. “Now we are preparing for the defense, it is possible that he will, as he has a great desire to come and establish the truth,” said the lawyer.