Extradition from Germany of the Russian national, accused of illegal turnover of narcotic drugs

22 march 2019, 16:54

Today, on March 22, 2019, Russian national, Anatoly Vidman, born in 1978, was handed over to the Russian law enforcements by the competent authorities of Germany for the purpose of his transportation to the Russian Federation. He is accused of perpetration of a crime, envisaged by Article 228 (1) of the Russian Criminal Code (illegal turnover of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their analogues).

Earlier, the German Party satisfied a request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation for extradition of Mr. Vidman.

According to the investigation, last summer, in the city of Slavgorod of the Altay Territory, Mr. Vidman illegally acquired narcotic drugs – cannabis (marijuana). Batch mass of the dried substance was more than 1 kilogram. Narcotic drugs were seized by the law enforcement officers in the place of residence of the criminal.

Subsequently Mr. Vidman escaped from the trial. A measure of restriction in the form of detention was selected in respect of him, and he was declared internationally wanted.

Last November, NCB Interpol Germany informed of detention of Mr. Vidman. In this connection, in December 2018, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent to the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany a request for extradition of the criminal for the purpose of making him criminally liable.

Owing to coordinated actions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and close interaction with the German competent authorities, decision on extradition of Mr. Vidman was taken at the shortest time.

Criminal case, instituted against Anatoly Vidman, is being examined by the Slavgorod City Court of the Altay Territory.  

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