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 High Court in London published dossier in Litvinenko case, which implies that Putin was involved in drug smuggling

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The London High Court has published a dossier on the Head of the Russian Federal Service for Drug Control Viktor Ivanov within hearings on the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.

The document was drawn up in September 2006 by former KGB Colonel Yuriy Shvets commissioned by Litvinenko for British company Titon, Censor.NET reports citing Deutsche Welle.

The dossier reads that in early 1990s, Ivanov collaborated with a leader of the so-called "Tambov organized crime group" Vladimir Kumarin. "He helped Kumarin take control of the St. Petersburg port for smuggling drugs from Colombia to Western Europe through St. Petersburg," the dossier states.

The author of the document claims that this cooperation was under complete control of Vladimir Putin, who was then Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Economic Relations in the administration of St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak.

In February, the former head of the Titon company gave testimony stating that the dossier could have led to the murder of Litvinenko. According to him, a multi-billion dollar government contract lobbied by Ivanov was foiled due to the data, which were contained in the report. Ivanov himself, commenting on the damaging information on representatives of the Russian government, called the data "slander."

 
 
 
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