Russia's kickboxing champion of Europe to be tried on drug-related charges
ST. PETERSBURG, May 10 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – City investigators had finished an investigation into criminal case against former two-times kickboxing champion of Europe and former officer of the Russian anti-drug agency Alexander Bolshakov, who was allegedly involved in drug smuggling and illicit firearms trafficking, RAPSI learned on Tuesday from the main Investigative Directorate of St. Petersburg.
Charges have been brought also against Bolshakov’s alleged co-conspirators Alexei Anufriyev, Evgeniy Gilani and Stanislav Brekhov.
Allegedly, Bolshakov, who at some time served in the Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), is the leader of a criminal group. According to investigators, Brekhov, acting on Bolshakov’s order, bought over 11 kilograms of cocaine in Uruguay in May 2014. On June 8, officers of the Pulkovsky Customs Service discovered drugs in Brekhov’s personal luggage. Cocaine was expropriated, and Brekhov was arrested.
About a month later, Bolshakov, Anufriyev and Gilani were arrested. Searches revealed that alleged criminals possessed large amounts of hashish and a range of other drugs. Additionally, firearms and ammunition were found during searches at Bolshakov’s home.
FSKN representatives have confirmed to RAPSI that Bolshakov was serving in the agency from 2006 till 2010.