Runaway Deputy Head of Vnukovo customs detained on Kazakhstan's border

Runaway Deputy Head of Vnukovo customs detained on Kazakhstan's border
Roman Kurzenkov in the Meshchansky court

Wanted Roman Kurzenkov had been detained when crossing the border and has already been convoyed to Moscow. Court has elected a preventive measure in the form of two-month arrest for him.

The former Deputy Head of the Vnukovo International Airport customs, who had been wanted, was detained on the border between Kazakhstan and the Omsk region the other day.

According to the Spokeswoman of the ICR Moscow Interregional Investigation Department for Transport Tatyana Morozova, the suspect had been detained when crossing the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. The detainee has already been convoyed to Moscow. As RIA Novosti reports, yesterday Kurzenkov was charged under Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code (Exceeding Official Powers with the infliction of grave consequences).

Granting the investigation's motion, the Meshchansky Court of Moscow elected a preventive measure in the form of two-month arrest.

Let us recall that the former customs inspector is accused of organizing a channel for contraband delivery from Turkey. According to investigation's lead, Kurzenkov is behind the scheme of illegal trafficking of large consignments from Turkey through the green channel.

The criminal case of smuggling from Turkey was initiated by the ICR Moscow Interregional Investigation Department for Transport in April 2016.

The basis for initiating criminal prosecution was the results of inspection carried out by the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption. According to the efficient date, the channel for smuggling of commercial batches by passengers through the green corridor of the Vnukovo Airport customs post had been used for at least five years. All illegal transportation used to be carried out via one route, namely Istanbul-Moscow.

There are more than 20 defendants in the high-profile case. September 15, the former Head of the Vnukovo International Airport customs Yury Shebunyaev was declared internationally wanted by the Investigative Committee.

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