Germany: Public prosecutor says Russian suspect behind Argentina cocaine bust arrested

A Russian man named Andrei Kovalchuk was arrested in Berlin on Friday, in connection with a massive cocaine bust in Argentina last week. The 49-year old was apprehended «due to the suspicion that he has founded an international criminal organisation, with the goal, according to the Russian authorities, to smuggle cocaine between Argentina and Russia,» according to Martin Steltner, spokesperson... Еще for the Berlin Public Prosecutor's Office. Kovalchuk now awaits extradition procedures at a court in Berlin. The case was revealed in Argentina last week, when Argentinean authorities announced they had seized 389 kilograms (857,59 pounds) of cocaine, and made several arrests, including a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official.

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