We continue to acquaint our readers with the materials of the case of the smuggling of 400 kg of "ambassadorial" cocaine from Argentina to Moscow. Here is the second part of the testimony of the first secretary of the embassy, assistant to the ambassador for security, Oleg Vorobyov. According to the materials at the disposal of rucriminal.info, the relativity of the personality of the organizer of the channel for smuggling cocaine Andrey Kovalchuk, Vorobyov said the following: with Deputy Minister of the Interior Zubov and with the participation of representatives of Argentine law enforcement agencies. At that time, Kovalchuk was introduced to me by the manager Abyanov, as an employee of the Security Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. At the same time, Kovalchuk conveyed greetings from the previous Assistant to the Ambassador for Security, who completed his trip to Argentina at the end of August 2015. During the conversation with Kovalchuk, I got the impression that he really knows the previous employees of the embassy, he named the names of the current employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry known to me. "
After this meeting, Kovalchuk, during his visits to Argentina, began to meet with Vorobyov.
“Based on the results of the inspection carried out by me and the FSB of Russia, it was established that in July 2016 the former head of the embassy Abyanov A.A. (at that time he was an active employee) delivered 12 suitcases to the school at the Embassy,which he placed in the garage. After that, 07/15/2016, A.A. Abyanov asked a qualified worker of the Embassy, who is A.N.Dronov, to prepare these suitcases for shipment, that is, pack them in paper, wrap them with tape and tie them with a rope for ease of transportation, while the packing material was provided by A.A. Abyanov. Since A.A. Abyanov was the head of Dronov A.N., he could not refuse. Dronov A.N. over the weekend, that is, from 15 to 17 July 2016, packed the suitcases accordingly, left them in the garage and reported this to A. Abyanov, and after that A.N. Dronov. flew away and was not interested in vacation and was not interested in the fate of these suitcases. According to A.N. Dronov, he (Dronov) did not know about the contents of the suitcases, since he did not open them, and Abyanov did not tell him. Dronov A.N. only reported that each suitcase had wheels and its weight was about 30-35 kg.
After packing, the suitcases were placed in the back room of the Embassy and disguised there as various "junk". Only Abyanov AL could get access to the suitcases, since only he had access to the backroom of the school. In August 2016, a new caretaker arrived, who within two weeks took over from A.A. Abyanov. affairs and responsibilities. Before leaving from the business trip, Abyanov told Rogov I.P. that the school had the things of Andrey Kovalchuk, which should be transported to Moscow as soon as possible. Rogov I.P. did not betray this particular importance and was engaged in his direct official duties. After a while Abyanov A.A. I contacted Rogov via Skype ”, and in his correspondence he recalled Kovalchuk's things and repeatedly asked to send them to Moscow.
Regarding the personality of Kovalchuk A.F. I can explain the following. I first met him in February 2016 at a reception at the Russian Embassy in Buenos Airos on the occasion of the visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, headed by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Zubov and with the participation of representatives of Argentine law enforcement agencies. At that time, Kovalchuk was introduced to me by the manager Abyanov, as an employee of the Security Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. At the same time, Kovalchuk conveyed greetings from the previous Assistant to the Ambassador for Security, who completed his trip to Argentina at the end of August 2015. During my conversation with Kovalchuk, I got the impression that he really knows the previous employees of the embassy, he named the names of the current employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry known to me. During the reception, we exchanged phone numbers, after which A.F. Kovalchuk. several times called me, and we talked about everyday topics.
In late March-early April 2016, A.F. Kovalchuk, also came to Argentina and visited the Embassy. AA Abyanov brought it to the territory of the Russian overseas institution in an official car, where we also talked about general topics .. During my communication with AF Kovalchuk, A.F. He did not mention any things belonging to him that need to be delivered to Moscow.
Since December 2016, joint activities with the employees of the National Gendarmerie of Argentina and the FSB of Russia began to be carried out, aimed at identifying persons involved in the crime of attempting to smuggle discovered drugs. As part of the events, Rogov and I were ordered to record all contacts with Kovalchuk and Abyanov, as well as report on other persons who would become interested in these suitcases. Thus, all conversations with Kovalchuk and Abyanov on the phone with
November 2017 I was recording with Call Recorder.
In October-November 2017. Kovalchuk A.F. came to Argentina. During his arrival Kovalchuk A.F. met with me. When we met, we talked about everyday topics, we did not have any conversations about things that are in the school at the embassy. "
To be continued