St. Petersburg: former MIA Lieutenant Colonel jailed for 18 years in strict regime penal colony for 36 kg of heroin
The City Court of St. Petersburg sentenced former Ministry of Internal Affairs Lieutenant Colonel Alexey Levkovsky to 18 years in prison for possession and sale of a large batch of heroin.
According to TASS, another 35 kilograms of the drug was found and seized at Levkovsky and his accomplices Andrey Vozhov and Denis Vasiliev during the searches by officers of the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN). They were detained in 2014 while trying to sell a kilogram of heroin.
The prosecution asked for the former Lieutenant Colonel 21 years of imprisonment, but the court sentenced him to 18 years in a strict regime penal colony. Vozhov is sentenced to 12 years in the strict regime penal colony, and Vasiliev – to 8 years in the special regime penal colony, the court told.
Recall that Levkovsky served as the Head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the St. Petersburg Ministry of Internal Affairs on Transport.
During searches in the Levkovsky's apartment on Solidarnosti Avenue in St. Petersburg, Federal Drug Control Service officers found a huge amount of heroin, methadone and the drug, which is called White Chinese.
According to investigators, Levkovsky established market in the largest stations in St. Petersburg - Moskovsky and Ladogsky. According to the FSKN, the drug trafficking of a criminal group, which included the policeman, monthly reached tens of kilograms of heroin and one kilogram of synthetic drugs. The cost of drugs seized from Levkovsky during a search is come out at 60 million rubles.
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