Court extends investigation of “cocaine case” until July 15
Thus, the investigation period is extended to eight months.
The Tverskoy Court of Moscow extended the terms of the investigation for the so-called “cocaine case” until July 15, 2018, reports Interfax.
The agency specifies that thus, the terms of the investigation have been increased to eight months.
As previously reported, the Moscow City Court recognized the arrest of Andrey Kovalchuk in absentia as legitimate. He is the defendant in the case of smuggling cocaine from Argentina to Russia and was detained and taken into custody in Germany at the request of Moscow.
The scandal erupted in February this year when in the school of the Russian Embassy in Argentina suitcases with 362 kg of cocaine were found. As it turned out, a group of people intended to transport it on the plane of the diplomatic mission to Russia.
However, the transportation of cargo (by that time the security agencies replaced the drug with flour) was already under the control of operatives. As a result, in Moscow, the former registrar of the Russian embassy in Argentina, Ali Abyanov, as well as entrepreneurs Vladimir Kalmykov and Ishtimir Khudzhamov were detained.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.