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Cocaine mafia in Russia

In our last publication we wrote about Putin’s links to the Kali drug cartel viathe German company, SPAG. Recently in the seaport of St. Petersburg, brave law enforcement officers discovered a large consignment of contraband in the form of several cannisters of narcotic substances. They were in a container with canned fish arriving from Latin America.

" As a result of the rapid deployment of Russian customs officers on June 10 2019, 400 kilos of cocaine were found in the seaport of St. Petersburg in a container with canned fish from Ecuador, heading for the Russian Federation. Over 2.5 million doses of the drug were removed from illicit trade, with a street value of approximately 70 million dollars", according to the official website of the FCS of the Russian Federation.

When the container was opened, packages in polythene bags were found with canned goods, in which "there were rectangular briquettes weighing about 2 pounds each with a pressed white powdery substance similar in appearance to cocaine." A chemical study confirmed that the substance found was cocaine.

Note that St. Petersburg has been a major drug trafficking base since the 1990s. Even then, representatives of Russian organized crime had established contacts with Latin American drug lords. Corrupt officials were also involved in this scheme.

British experts believe that cocaine "flowed" to the northern capital after the seaport of St. Petersburg took control of the "Tambov" organized criminal group,headed by Vladimir Kumarin, known by the nickname of Kum. In a report published some time ago, which was prepared as part of the investigation into the murder of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, it was also alleged that Viktor Ivanov, patron of the Federal Drug Control Service (abolished in 2016), patronized the Tambov crime gang in St. Petersburg’s seaport.

"When Ivanov collaborated with the gangsters, he was supported by Vladimir Putin, who was responsible for foreign economic relations in the St. Petersburg mayor’s office, headed by Anatoly Sobchak," the British report said. It also indicated that Russia’s northern capital was also a major drug trafficking base from which drugs were shipped to EU countries. The funds received from this activity were laundered by the Russian-German company SPAG, which was founded in 1992 by Liechtenstein lawyer Rudolf Ritter, the city property management committee of the mayor's office of St. Petersburg.The structures were controlled by Kumarin and Vladimir Smirnov, former Rosatom top manager and former head of the co-op "Lake", from which many "friends of Putin" came). Vladimir Putin himself until 2000 was listed as an advisor without a salary in the company SPAG, reported Radio Liberty.

Business with the drug mafia could have been one of the important sources of the origins of Putin’s wealth, which has recently been haunting American Intelligence.

We have a much more astonishing case related to Russian drug mafia and Putin. A month ago, the Coast Guard of Cape Verde seized a ship with Russian sailors and 9,3 tonnes (!!!) of cocaine. Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, was personally involved in negotiations to release all the sailors and the shipment with an astronomical value up to 1,7 billion dollars. Just in case, we’ll remind you that in February 2018 in Argentina 400 kilos of cocaine were seized, which hadbeen packed in Russian diplomatic suitcases and which were being prepared to be loaded onto a Russian airplane IL-76 which belongs to the Russian Government airdivision. This airplane was used by FSB Chief, Patrushev. Such operations are impossible to do without notification to the Russian mafia Godfather, Vladimir Putin.

Herman Obuhov
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