Media reported about searches in the office of the head of the Federal customs service


In the office of the head of the Federal customs service (FCS) Andrei Belyaninov, as well as at work, his ex-adviser to Sergey Lobanova are searched. They are field investigators of management of own safety of FSB of Russia, writes “Novaya Gazeta”.

The publication does not specify whether or not the head of service in the workplace at the time of the searches.

Lobanov at the moment is the head of the group of companies “Arsenal”.

According to the publication, investigative actions are conducted the framework of the criminal case of smuggling of alcoholic beverages. Its defendants are the St. Petersburg businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko and the management of OOO “Logistik Central North-West”.

In March 2016, the FSB detained in the port of Ust-Luga container of elite alcohol, which was declared as a sealant. After that St. Petersburg businessman Mikhalchenko was arrested at Central logistic Severo-Zapad” were searched.

CEO of the holding company Mikhalchenko accused of smuggling alcoholic beverages. A source told the Corporation that promised the company “Baltstroy” appears in criminal case about plunders in the Ministry of culture of Russia. The Director of “Baltstroy also arrested on charges of embezzlement during the restoration of Novodevichy convent.

A source told that during a search of the holding company “Forum” was discovered papers relating to the smuggling of alcohol. He Mikhalchenko said that he sees no connection between his accusation in contraband alcohol with a case of embezzlement in the Ministry of culture, which included raids on his holding.