The Moscow city court refused to release the defendant in the «cocaine case»

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobounce. Archival photoThe Moscow city court refused to release the defendant in the «cocaine case»© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The Moscow city court refused to release the alleged organizer of the cocaine supply from Argentina Andrei Kovalchuk, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

Thus, he rejected the appeal of lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov, who asked to release him on bail. According to the court, he will remain in custody until December 1.

«I saw on TV news that in the Russian Embassy in Argentina found cocaine. I laughed like all normal people,» he said in Moscow city court which considers the complaint on the extension of the term of arrest.

According to the defendant, in Argentina, the investigation is completed, «people planted the drugs burned.»

«What claims to me? I have this heroin in my life seen, in the hands not kept. I never had anything to do with drugs,» — said Kovalchuk.

He expressed surprise at the fact that he was imprisoned. «For the whole life, no criminal record, no fine, no drive», he said.

Through a major joint operation of special services of Russia and Argentina managed to stop the delivery to Moscow of 389 kilograms of cocaine and arrest in Argentina a few people, including members of the local police and a native of Russia. Bags of drugs found in the territory of the Russian Embassy, and about the discovery of the Argentine police told Russian diplomats.

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