Head of the “K” Department of the Economic Security Service (FSB) of Russia Viktor Voronin has resigned amid a smuggling case
New facts and figurants of the smuggling case have been revealed. Thus, as it was previously reported by the media, key role in the scheme were played by the FSB officers, specializing on combating with smuggling and corruption in the customs agencies of the Economic Security Service.
After successful operation held by the FSB, 9 officers detected a scheme of uncontrolled smuggling in Russia. It was found out, that key role in this scheme was played by Head of 7th Office of the "K" Department of the Economic Security Service Vadim Uvarov and his relative, a security officer for particularly important cases on combating customs offenses of the Federal Customs Service of Russia Pavel Smolyarchuk.
According to the CrimeRussia, Head of the "K" Department of the Economic Security Service (FSB) of Russia Viktor Voronin has resigned several days ago in connection with the corruption case.
In 2014, Voronin made attempts to transfer to the Central Bank, and later, after his failure, began to discuss his transfer to the Sberbank. Now, apparently, the issue to be delayed.Our
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It was previously reported, that on the night of 29 November 2015, seven officers of the "K" Department of the Economic Security Service in cooperation with the Federal Customs Service officials detained 20 tons of smuggled smartphones. On 17 of December 2015, a search in apartment of Pavel Smolyarchuk was carried out. Smolyarchuk is a security officer for particularly important cases on combating customs offenses of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, a brother-in-law of Vadim Uvarov. Smolyarchuk is suspected of taking a 2 million rubles bribe. Now Smolyarchuk is under investigation.
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