Searches in Federal Customs Service: Department Head is suspected of smuggling of alcohol
Officers of the FSB Bureau for Internal Affairs searched the Head of the Federal Customs Service in the case of alcohol smuggling.
On the morning of July 26 in the office of the Head of the Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov and in the place of work of his former Advisor, the Head of Arsenal Group Sergey Lobanov searches were conducted, according to Novaya Gazeta.
The reason for the examination was a criminal case of smuggling of alcoholic beverages, in which involved a businessman from St. Petersburg Dmitry Mihalchenko and executives of LLC Kontreyl Logistics North-West company. Officers of the FSB Bureau for Internal Affairs investigate the circumstances of the offense under Art. 202.2 of the Criminal Code (Smuggling of alcoholic beverages).
Andrey Belyaninov heads he Federal Customs Service since 2006. During his work it has repeatedly pointed out that corruption and lobbying of private interests have intensified in the Federal Customs Service. Moreover, for many years there was a system, which allowed to (on the initiative of the Federal Customs Service) commercial structure FSUE Rostek, the state monopoly on the market of brokerage services at customs house. This bunch was prohibited only after the direct instructions of the President in 2012.
Attorney Dmitry Yakubovskiy got his nickname (General Dima) in the 1990s, when at age 28 he nearly became a General. Then he led the commission of the USSR Ministry of Defense in the Western Group of Forces in Germany. As a lawyer, he defended the interests of Solntsevskaya gang entrepreneurs Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas) and Arnold Tamm (Spivakovsky), and today he is considered one of the richest people in Switzerland with a fortune of about $1 billion.