MOSCOW, March 24. / TASS /. Indonesia deported to Russia Andrey Kovalenko, who was involved in smuggling and illegal sale of hashish as part of the group, Spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk reported on Wednesday.
Seven years ago, some 60 kg of hashish were seized from suspects during the raid, she said.
“Today, Andrey Kovalenko, accompanied by the staff of the Interpol National Central Bureau of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, was taken to Moscow. He is accused of committing crimes under Articles 30, 228.1 of Russia’s Criminal Code (attempted illegal production, sale or transfer of drugs) and 229.1 (illegal trafficking of drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors), ” the spokeswoman stated.
According to Irina Volk, the perpetrator set up a group whose members distributed drugs in Russia’s second largest city St. Petersburg with the goal of gaining illegal profits. In November 2013, police detained some group members. During the raid, they found and seized about 60 kg of hashish. The group’s leader at that time managed to evade responsibility. A criminal case was opened against him and the man was put on Interpol’s wanted list.
The suspect has been deported from Indonesia and taken to Russia.