Jury found ex-policeman who supplied cocaine from Uruguay guilty
Alexander Bolshakov created the gang and stored weapons.
The jury in the St. Petersburg court found former Federal Drug Control Service employee, two-time European champion in kickboxing Alexander Bolshakov guilty in drug trafficking from Uruguay and illegal possession of weapons. Members of his gang, Alexey Anufriev, Evgeny Gelani and Stanislav Brekhov, were also found guilty. This is reported on the website of the ICR management of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg.
The court will reach its verdict in a short time.
According to the case file, in 2014, Bolshakov created an organized criminal group, which members acquired more than 11 kg of cocaine in Uruguay. Drugs were discovered by Pulkovo Customs officers, and Brekhov, who transported drugs, was detained.
Soon the law enforcers detained the rest of the gang members. During the searches, they also found 60 kg of hashish, about 200 liters of psychotropic substance of gamma-butyrolactone; 4 kg of psychotropic substance containing amphetamine, over 365 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine weighing 248.1 grams, as well as various substances used in the manufacture of narcotic substances.
In addition, firearms and ammunition were found in the apartment of Bolshakov.
Depending on the role of each person involved in the case, they were found guilty under item (b), part 4 of Article 229.1, item (b), part 5 of Article 228.1 of the Criminal Code, part 1 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code (Narcotic Drugs Smuggling, Illegal Arms Trafficking).
In 2015, the members of the organized crime group were acquitted by the Moscow Regional Military Court, however, subsequently, the sentence was revoked by the Supreme Court, and the case was joined with that related to two other members of the gang.
A federal judge other than retired Catherine Forrest will consider the case of Razhden Shulaya, who is charged with the creation of a criminal syndicate and other crimes, in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York.