U.S. jury fails to decide Russia’s pilot case
New York, April 27 - RAPSI. The jury in New York has failed to deliver a verdict in the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and three other codefendants, RIA Novosti reported.
Yaroshenko was arrested on a warrant issued by the prosecutor’s office of the Southern District of New York in Liberia on June 2, 2010 and then taken to the U.S. The pilot was charged with conspiracy to commit illegal cocaine trafficking based on a delivery to Latin America. Part of the drug consignment was to be delivered to the U.S.
At the end of the day the jury asked for a copy of a judicial document.
U.S. investigators suspect Yaroshenko of drug trafficking from Liberia and Venezuela to other parts of South America, Africa and Europe.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said the U.S. had violated international law. The U.S. apologized to Russia for its delayed notification of Yaroshenko’s arrest.