Former chief inspector of Vnukovo customs convicted within smuggling case
The convict, who knew about the channel of illegal import of goods from Turkey to Russia, let a luggage with illegal items worth 8 million rubles to go through the customs.
The former chief inspector of the Vnukovo Airport customs received a suspended sentence for letting the banned goods from Turkey through the customs. This is stated on the website of the Moscow Interregional Investigation Department on the Transport of the Investigative Committee.
According to the investigation, in March 2016, the customs officer, who knew about the channel for the illegal import of goods from Turkey to Russia, let a luggage with illegal goods worth 8 million rubles pass through the customs. The luggage was brought by 13 passengers from Istanbul.
The customs officer was found guilty of committing a crime under part 1 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of Russia (exceeding official powers, which involve a substantial violation of legally-protected interests of society and the State).
“According to the court verdict, he was sentenced to 1 year of probation, with a trial period of 1 year 6 months,” it was reported.
On January 24, Meshchansky Court of Moscow arrested in absentia the former head of the customs of Vnukovo Airport, General Yury Shebunyaev, who was on the international wanted list within the case of smuggling goods from Turkey.
The founder and president of the Izhevsk football club Gazovik-Gazprom, known today as Zenit-Izhevsk, and the oldest professional football player in Russia has been detained for 48 hours, until the lawyers provide documents confirming that the accused cannot be kept in a pre-trial detention center on medical grounds.