Ukrainian MFA sent Russia inquiry about 47 members of KhimProm drug cartel
As reported in a statement on the page of the Department of Consular Service of the Ukrainian MFA on Facebook, Kiev has sent an inquiry to Moscow in connection with the detention of Ukrainians in the case of international drug syndicate.
The other day, it became known that MIA and FSS had suppressed the activity of the international drug syndicate KhimProm operating in Russia, and detained 67 people, 47 of whom were citizens of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian side has requested the Foreign and the Interior Ministry of Russia to confirm the information that there are Ukrainians among the detainees, the composition of their alleged crimes, the place of detention, and the availability of a lawyer.
According to the Russian MIA, the drug syndicate has operated in Russia since 2015. Members of the group have set up an online store KhimProm, providing the information about types of drugs and their cost.
Evidence of Solntsevskie leaders’ acquaintance with State Duma deputy and Hero of Russia Vladimir Shamanov and Lokomotiv trainer Yury Syomin was photos of them together, obtained by Spanish investigators from the smartphone of one of the gang leaders Arnold Spivakovsky (Tamm), who was arrested in the Costa del Sol last year in the framework of the police operation dubbed Oligarch.