moscow - The chief executive of the Russian Customs Service Andrei Beljaninov has resigned after a raid on his villa. The police decided to do so in connection with an investigation of liquor smuggling.
The investigators found according to The Moscow Times a shoebox full of banknotes worth 900 000 euros, valuable paintings and antiques. Beljaninov (59) said thanks to the luxury to economy of his family.
Or for offenses he will follow justice could not say Thursday. Beljaninov once worked, as though President Vladimir Putin, the Russian secret service KGB in East Germany. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Vladimir Boelavin new customs chief.
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In the smuggling affair involved the large-scale importation of cognac from St. Petersburg. According to the paper was about for the construction filler. The main suspect in this case was a former employee of Beljaninov.