Runaway accused of smuggling promised to return to Russia


A former official of the Petersburg management of Federal registration service Boris Avakian, accused in smuggling case abroad and recently escaped from house arrest, intends to return to Russia. About Avakian said .

The defendant plans to return, provided that the prosecution and the court subjected two employees of the Federal customs service and the Federal security service. We are talking about the operative of Department of fight against smuggling (SPONGE) of the FCS of Russia Pavel Smolarchuk and chief of the 7th division (in charge of customs) of the “K” of the economic security Service of FSB Vadim Uvarov. Avakian testified in relation to these people, indicating that they are involved in smuggling schemes.

Testimony Avakian are contained in the criminal case of smuggling an international company ULS Global. According to investigators, the company carried out deliveries in the amount of address a non-existent firms. Of the studied transit declarations on imported Russian goods indicated that the amount of the supply was $24 million Avakian told investigators about the role of Smolarchuk and higher in late 2015 or early 2016, said a familiar with the case source . Smolyarchuk a suspect in the case, Uvarov involved in the investigation is not. According to Avakian, against Uvarova in the FSB is now under internal review. The Agency promptly responded to the request .

Reports about a possible violation of the law by a former official of Federal registration service filed in the interior Ministry and FCS it Smolyarchuk, it follows from the materials of the criminal case against Avakian consulted . The statements he sent in late July.

Avakian was arrested in Moscow on 28 July, the staff of management “K” (counter-intelligence is engaged in providing credit and financial system) SEB FSB. The next day he was placed under house arrest by the decision of the court of Kronstadt in St. Petersburg.

Avagyan is charged under article “Evasion from payment of customs payments to organizations or individuals” (article 194 of the criminal code). According to the TFR, Avakian was imported into Russia clothing and electronics under the guise of cheap materials, the damage from its activities is estimated to be worth over 800 million rubles, wrote “Kommersant”. Testimony at Avakian gave the businessman Dmitry Zarubin, another defendant in the case of smuggling, noted the “Novaya Gazeta”, citing a source in the TFR. This information was to form the basis of new charges under article “Organization of criminal community” (part 1 of article 210 of the criminal code).

September 5 the employees of the FSIN checked as Avakian observes the conditions of house arrest. Shortly thereafter, Avakian left his apartment. He wasn’t wearing an electronic bracelet, since the moment of election of a measure of restraint the local administration of the FSIN was not free of the bracelets, wrote “Fontanka”. In a press-service of the Ministry confirmed that Avakian has violated the conditions of house arrest. According to the publication, the former official fled to Armenia.

About the disappearance Avakian after the fact notified the investigator for particularly important cases of the TFR Oleg Martynov. In his statement, he said that will not be able to participate in the planned investigative actions, because forced to leave the territory of Russia, fear of illegal prosecution. The defendant said that in the case of his detention in the detention center he’s afraid for his life and health.

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