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These are very disturbing reports, especially given claims of Patrushev’s involvement. The DPRK have been caught many times drug-running, but this appears to be the first report connecting a Russian government entity / agency with narcotics trafficking. It will be interesting to find out what exactly did transpire, if we ever do.
A Powder Problem With Russians In Berlin – To Inform is to InfluenceThis is curious, to say the least. Patrushev is a major hardliner and Chair of the Security Council, one of Putin’s key players. Unclear what is true and not true in the MSM, but that may reflect the Russians spreading nonsense to muddy the waters and media morons regurgitating it. Where there is smoke there is…Russian living in Berlin wanted in case of 400 kg cocaine at Russian Embassy in ArgentinaThe project is oriented towards the revelation of corrupted officials, organized crime representatives, who are tied to the law enforcement and ruling establishments.Russian Security Council denies Patrushev’s involvement in stopping drug trafficking from ArgentinaThe project is oriented towards the revelation of corrupted officials, organized crime representatives, who are tied to the law enforcement and ruling establishments.389 kg of cocaine in Buenos Aires school at Russian embassy: students’ father accuses Russian Foreign Ministry of lyingThe project is oriented towards the revelation of corrupted officials, organized crime representatives, who are tied to the law enforcement and ruling establishments.Russia Denies Diplomatic Mail Was Used for Argentina Cocaine Traffic | World News | US NewsUS News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education.UAWire – Kremlin denies that top official’s plane was used to transport cocaine from Argentina to RussiaThe plane belonging to Current Russian Security Council Secretary and former Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Nikolai Patrushev was not used to transport suitcases of cocaine as part of a joint Russian-Argentine intelligence operation. A statement to this effect was made by the Russian Security Council on Sunday, Interfax reports. “This is someone’s imagination and a fake,” the state advisory body stressed. An Interfax source remarked that the aircraft in question was not intended to transport diplomatic post or other cargo. Furthermore, the foreign media mixed up the dates of Patrushev’s visit to Argentina, the source stated. Earlier the British news outlet The Telegraph reported that the Security Council secretary may have been involved in a story with Argentine cocaine. A criminal plot was uncovered in December 2016, when Russian Ambassador to Argentina Viktor Koronelli found 12 suitcases with almost 400 kilograms of narcotics in the storage rooms of the Russian diplomatic mission. The Argentine authorities were immediately informed of the incident, and promptly seized the substances. The intelligence agencies of Russia and Argentina then began a joint operation to identify all the members of the criminal group. The operation lasted for more than a year. The cocaine was replaced with flour, and the suitcases were fitted with tracking devices. The Telegraph theorizes that the operation to transport the suitcases to Russia was carried out by Patrushev himself, when he visited Argentina in December 2017 and signed a memorandum of understanding with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. The news outlet believes that the former FSB director’s plane was used for this purpose.Moscow: False Claims of Drugs in Russian Embassy Aim to Smear Diplomats – Sputnik InternationalMOSCOW (Sputnik) – The disinformation campaign concerning drugs found in the Russian Embassy in Argentina is aimed at casting a shadow on the diplomatic mission’s work, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday.