At searches in houses of the head of the Federal customs service (FCS) Andrei Belyaninov and the head of the group of companies “Arsenal” Sergei Lobanov, who previously worked as Advisor to Belyaninov, the FSB found a box full of money and old paintings, the Newspaper reports.<url>.
On one of the pictures a search in the house at the head of the FCS shows eleven paintings, they decorate the wall along the stairs leading to the second floor of the house. On the other the head of the FCS filmed from the back, he reaches for the top shelf of the open wardrobe. “The head of the FCS Belyaninov during the search pulls from the mezzanine boxes of shoes with the money,” reads the caption to the picture.
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The others are seen lying on the table stack of bills of different denominations and in different currencies, banknotes in boxes from under the Shoe, as well as the interiors of several rooms, in particular Cabinet and room. Who exactly found the money and in whose house are these rooms, the newspaper specifies. In addition, in the caption to the photo lying on the table the card States that “among the business cards that were found at Andrey Belyaninov, was found business cards of the arrested businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko”
On Tuesday, the TFR reported that Agency staff have raided the office Belyaninov and his two deputies in the framework of the case about the smuggling of alcohol, and also at the place of residence of the head of the FCS.
The case is being investigated under part 3 of article 200.2 of the criminal code on the fact of illegal movement through customs border of the Customs Union of alcoholic beverages in the large size and non-payment of mandatory customs duties, reminiscent of the TFR. As part of it charged to the General Director of holding company “Forum” Dmitry Mikhalchenko, his Deputy Boris Kanevskomu, Deputy General Director of OOO “Logistik Central North-West Anatolia Kindzerska and Director of “South-East trading company” Ilya Pichko.
According to Federal officials, Belyaninov at the beginning of the year have written to the President Vladimir Putin’s resignation, but the President did not let him go. “He (Belyaninov –) has long been asked for, but now to leave quietly will not work”, – said the source. In his opinion, the publication of photographs from the home of the head of the FCS is not random, however, the government information from the Kremlin’s dismissal Belyaninov has not yet received.
A source close to the FSB, also knows that Belyaninov at the beginning of 2016, was asked to resign. According to him, the head of the FCS doing it a few times in recent years, but every time Putin left. Another Federal official said that the presidential administration and the government are waiting for signals from the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov about the situation in the FCS. “The President is in the near future is likely to take a decision. After all we are talking about the Agency which provides over 30% of Federal budget revenues”, – he said.
The representative of the government Natalia Timakova has not yet responded to questions.