Rus News Journal

Petersburg customs officers

the Head of a customs post helped smugglers

Employees of RUOP of St.-Petersburg have detained the general director of Joint-Stock Company Lentrans Peter Zhuka and the chief of a customs post Kronstadt Alexander Dubojsky`s Baltic sea customs. They are suspected of partnership in contraband of large party of technical spirit and cigarettes.

on June, 18th to port of Kronstadt from Antwerp there has arrived the steam-ship Ladoga - 11 . This vessel belonging to Severo - to the Western river shipping company, has been rented by the firm registered in Belgium. Under the documents shown by the captain Ladoga - 11 in 30 sea containers which are onboard, the paper and plastic container should contain. Cargo had no concrete addressee: the firm - the sender was going to find the buyer already in Russia.
After superficial survey by workers of customs containers have been passed and unloaded in port territory. Behind them practically at once there have arrived representatives of firm Lentrans which have transported a cargo part on territory of the base. While containers have been opened, on base there were suddenly employees RUOPa. They have established that in these containers plastic capacities have been imported into Russia with technical spirit and cigarettes L &. By estimation, cost of illicit cargo makes not less than 25 mlrd roubles. All cigarette packs had excise marks (as consider ruopovtsy, counterfeit) on which there was a code of the Moscow patriarchy.
employees RUOPa have arrested the general director Lentransa Peter Zhuka. Besides, the chief of a customs post through whom there has passed contraband, Alexander Dubojsky has been detained. Under the operative information, behind the given transaction there is one of the largest criminal groupings of St.-Petersburg. There is data that illicit parties of cigarettes and technical spirit arrive to Petersburg regularly enough. Ruopovtsy also consider that the Belgian firm - the sender is registered on figureheads by citizens of Russia.