Searches at the head of the Federal customs service Andrei Belyaninov in the case of smuggling of alcohol associated with the testimony of one of the defendants in the case. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to an informed source.
According to the Agency we are talking about the testimony of businessman Anatoly Kindzerska, who previously made a deal with the investigation. “] Testified that due to Sergei Lobanov (President of OOO “Insurance company” Arsenal”), a supplier of elite alcohol “, Central Logistik Nord-West” received a special status, which involved more loyal to the [customs] check”, — quotes Agency the words of his companion.
According to the source, so the result was released on Lobanov and, as a consequence, the head of the FCS Belyaninov, who was an adviser.
About the searches at the head of the FCS Belyaninov and the Deputy Ruslana Davydova and Andrey Strukov has informed on Tuesday, July 26, “the New newspaper”. Later, the TFR confirmed the information. Searches were also conducted and Lobanova, which, as stated by the official representative of the RCDS Vladimir Markin, is the founder of no less than 15 different companies whose activities are closely linked to the FCS of Russia.
The Investigative Committee said that during the searches the seized objects and documents relevant to a criminal investigation. “Газета.Ru” reported that during the searches have Belianinov and Lobanova, law enforcement officials found boxes of money and old paintings. According to TASS, investigators discovered a total of about RUB 10 million, $400 thousand and €300 thousand the Source of “Interfax” reported that Belyaninov explained the existence of money “personal savings”.
A source close to the leadership of the FSB, said that intelligence agencies have long had claims to Belyaninovo. According to him, investigators of management of own safety of FSB have checked the head of the FCS not only in connection with the case of the General Director of the holding company “Forum” Dmitry Mikhalchenko, but in another case of smuggling, which involves the ULS Global.
A senior Federal official said that Belyaninov been asked to resign. In the beginning of the year, according to the source, he wrote to President Vladimir Putin’s resignation, but the President did not let him go. This is confirmed by the source close to the FSB. According to him, the head of the FCS doing it a few times in recent years, but every time Putin left.