According to the source TASS familiar with the situation, during searches in the house of the head of the Federal customs service (FCS) Andrei Belyaninov, the investigators found several hundred thousand dollars and euros and 10 million rubles.
“During the search were indeed discovered large sums of money in roubles and currency. It is about 10 mln, $400 thousand and €300 thousand At present it appears the origin of the money, check the legality of their production”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier on Tuesday it became known that the office of the head of the FCS and “residence” were searched in the criminal case on smuggling of alcohol, as officially announced by the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR).
Belyaninov pointed to an income of 12.9 million RUB in 2015, his wife — 46.7 million In property Belianinov specified apartment, plot and Lexus. Wife indicated in the Declaration of two plots of land, residential house, apartment and five non-residential premises.
That in office and home were searched Belianinov, July 26, reported the official representative of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin, confirming the publication of “Novaya Gazeta”. Searches also took place in the offices of the two Deputy heads of the FCS.
Later Газета.Ru” I published a photo of the searches in the house of the head of the FCS. The newspaper reported that the money was found in boxes of shoes.
Investigative actions were carried out in the framework of the case about the smuggling of alcohol, in which the charges against the CEO of the 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. The case is being investigated under part 3 of article 200.2 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation “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”, the statement said TFR.
In March 2016 in the port of Ust-Luga by the FSB was detained containers with elite alcohol, which was declared as a sealant. St. Petersburg businessman Mikhalchenko was arrested on charges of smuggling, and later, as he said a source he acknowledged the smuggling, although he did not admit his guilt.
Close to the leadership of the FSB source on Tuesday said that the search Belyaninov was associated not only with the case Mikhalchenko, as the businessman, according to investigators, could not be the only one to use illegal schemes of smuggling of goods across the border in the North-West direction.
Read more about the situation at the customs see “Investigation: as has been smuggling through St. Petersburg customs.