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On deportation from Indonesia to Russia of Andrey Kovalenko accused of sale and smuggling of narcotic drugs on especially large scale
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Upon request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, competent authorities are to deport Andrey Kovalenko to Russia for making him criminally liable.

He is accused of crimes, envisaged by Article 228.1(4)(a) (illegal sale of narcotic drug in significant amount by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Article 30(1), Article 228.1(4)(a,d) (preparation for illegal sale of narcotic drug on a large scale by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Article 228.1(4)(a,d) (illegal sale of narcotic drug on a large amount by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Article 229.1(4)(a,b) (smuggling of narcotic drug on especially large scale by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Article 30(1), Article 228.1(5) (preparation for illegal sale of narcotic drug on especially large scale by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The investigation established that not later than in October 2011, an organized group for commission of especially grave crimes, connected with illegal sale of narcotic drugs, was created in Saint Petersburg. Mr. Kovalenko was involved therein and with his help a number of other accomplices, which had wide circle of acquaintances using narcotic drugs, entered the group.

In the period from October 2011 to November 2013, members of the organized criminal group committed a number of crimes in the sphere of illegal turnover of narcotic drugs.

Thus, Kovalenko, in the composition of the organized group, committed illegal sale of cannabis in significant and large amount, preparation for sale of cannabis a on large and especially large amount, and its smuggling on especially large scale.

Since Kovalenko escaped from the law enforcement bodies, a measure of restriction in the form of detention was selected against him and he was declared wanted.

In the course of international search it was established that in 2019 in Indonesia Russian national Andrey Aier was convicted for storage of narcotic drugs. During detention he might presented a falsified passport, and dactyloscopy identification was not carried out. The period of imprisonment was to expire on 01.02.2020.

As soon as there was information that Kovalenko, searched through the Interpol channels, might have used the above-stated data, the NCB Interpol of Indonesia was provided with his dactyloscopy card, which helped to confirm his identity.

In February 2021 the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent to the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia a request for his extradition.

Since the term of imprisonment of Kovalenko (Andrey Aier) had expired, on 03.02.2021 he was transferred to the Department of Migration Service of Bali for preparation for his deportation.

In February 11, 2021 he escaped during his transfer to the migration isolator; however in February 23, 2021 he was detained by the police officers in the North Kuta, Bali.

Migration authorities of Bali confirmed their readiness to hand over Kovalenko to the Russian law enforcement bodies under deportation procedure on the condition that the Russian convoy would come to escort him during flight and transit.

Officers of the NCB Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia will escort Andrey Kovalenko to Moscow.

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