The head of Russia’s FSB security service has resigned over a corruption scandal involving the smuggling of 20 tons of iPhone and iPad

The head of the Department “K” of the economic security Service of FSB Victor Voronin, wrote a letter of resignation. The reason was a criminal case involving smuggling in Russia the iPhone and iPad.

The head of the FSB, responsible for oversight in the banking sector, wrote a letter of resignation, according to RBC with reference to sources close to the secret service. To leave the post he had because of the criminal case, which is associated with one of his employees. Involved in a notorious case, was not itself Voronin and his subordinate — head of Department 7 of Management “To” SEB FSB Vadim Uvarov.

At the end of 2015, was detained a former operative of the main Department on struggle against smuggling of the Federal customs service Paul Smolyarchuk whom the edition “Fontanka.<url>” called by-laws Uvarov. Smolarchuk was charged with giving a bribe of 2 million rubles to customs for clearance of goods importing firms. In this case, the FSB detained in St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport is 20 tons of mobile devices. The party consisted of 35,000 iPads and iPhones, as well as 15 000 of Lenovo smartphones А560. Vadim Uvarov takes place in this case as a witness.

Officially, the FSB did not disclose its structure. According to media reports, the “K” of the counter-intelligence is engaged in providing credit and financial services. To this division was attached the office “N” involved in the fight against drug trafficking, smuggling and organized crime.

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