The defendant in the “cocaine business”, said that he was “asked to carry the box”

The defendant in the “cocaine business”, said that he was “asked to carry the box”

One of the defendants in the case of the supply of drugs from Argentina to Russia Vladimir Kalmykov, who is in jail, stated that they had never seen cocaine and just asked us to move the box, told RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Public monitoring Commission of capital Eva Markachev.


“Says that all life was a law-abiding citizen that he was simply asked to carry boxes and cocaine in his life never seen, only in the movies,” said human rights activist.

“He is confident that it will be released soon. Says pure and the evidence for it is not,” added Markachev.

The Argentine authorities earlier reported that during a joint operation of special services of Russia and Argentina managed to stop the delivery to Moscow of 389 kilograms of cocaine and arrest in Argentina a few people, including members of the local police and a native of Russia. Bags of drugs found in the territory of the Russian Embassy, and about the discovery of the Argentine police told Russian diplomats.

“Cocaine case” in Moscow were arrested Vladimir Kalmykov, Estimer Khudzhamov and Ali Abanov, investigators continue to search for other defendants. The decision to arrest the three defendants was handed down on 13 December last year, however journalists about it it became known only after the Russian and Argentine authorities were told about this major operation. Defendants charged with attempted trafficking and drug smuggling.

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