“The leadership consists of high-ranking officials of Kuban”
18.05.2024 16:23

As Rucriminal.info learned, the story of the detention of tobacco businessman from Rostov Gurgen Arakelyan continued. At the moment, the Arbitration Court of Dagestan is trying to appeal the customs decision to charge 140 million rubles. to Eni Tobacco LLC and their customs broker Meridian LLC.

Гурген Аракелян

The owners of the companies are trying to “resolve the issue” in court, incl. using his connections among high-ranking officials in law enforcement agencies. In addition, there is information that the total amount of damage to the country’s treasury exceeds 1 billion rubles.

Славик и Артур Абраамяны

According to the source, in addition to Gurgen Arakelyan, the accountant of the tobacco community, Victoria Shoikhit, who is in charge of all the accounting of companies affiliated with Gurgen Arakelyan, also comes into view - cash-out schemes, withdrawal of capital, evasion of taxes, customs duties, etc. Their active accomplices are brothers Slavik and Arthur Abrahamyan, who own the patent and label “Eni Tobacco”. The Abrahamyans, with the assistance of corrupt law enforcement officials in Rostov-on-Don, built an entire system with many economic frauds and gray schemes.

Виктория Шойхит

The personal relationships of the group’s representatives with the security bloc are also noteworthy. For example, Arthur Abrahamyan is a former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Rostov region, and the lawyer of the entire gang, Arthur Lvovich Dadayan, is a former employee of the Investigative Committee for the Rostov region. Moreover, he worked precisely in the department where economic crimes are investigated, including on the tax topic in relation to Arakelyan.

Dadayan’s close relatives also work in the prosecutor’s office of the Rostov region.

Meridian LLC, based in St. Petersburg, is one of the largest customs brokers in Russia. Provides customs clearance of imported products for many of the country's network giants. Bears joint liability for non-payment of payments together with Eni Tobacco. On the part of Meridian LLC, the general director of the company, Mikhail Evgenievich Gultyaev, is exerting active pressure, including financial pressure, on representatives of the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Dagestan and the Makhachkala Transport Prosecutor's Office.

Михаил Гультяев

As the interlocutor of Rucriminal.info told, there is a laying company between Eni Tobacco and their broker Meredian LLC. A so-called shadow broker specializing in illegal transactions related to the import and export of products. The company is called Novofresh LLC. The representative of the organization is Alexander Kosolapov. According to available data, the actual leadership consists of high-ranking officials of the Krasnodar region.

Representatives of Eni Tobacco and Meredian LLC are actively trying to resolve the issue with the Makhachkala Transport Prosecutor's Office and the Arbitration Court of the region, realizing that in addition to the 140 million rubles presented. they still face a sum of at least 850 million rubles. for similar episodes of illegal activity.

What’s interesting about this whole story is that almost all the key figures in this multi-level criminal community are natives or citizens of foreign countries. The Abrahamyan brothers, Gurgen Arakelyan and their lawyer Arthur Dadayan are natives of Armenia, while some of them still retain dual citizenship. Their accountant Victoria Shoichit is from Moldova. This unreasonably begs the question of where the funds are being transferred and whose interests this group is working for.

Артур Додоян

As the VChK-OGPU telegram channel previously reported, in Rostov-on-Don and Makhachkala law enforcement agencies conducted searches at addresses associated with the company Eni Tobacco LLC.

Security forces, together with the Federal Customs Service, revealed the involvement of the company and associated persons in evading customs duties when importing raw tobacco into Russia.

Material damage to the federal budget can reach up to 1 billion rubles. Places of illegal storage and production have already been recorded.

The leader of the criminal group, consisting mainly of Armenians, has also been identified. This is a well-known businessman in certain circles: Gurgen Eduardovich Arakelyan.

A native of Rostov-on-Don, Arakelyan for a long time conducted his business only in his hometown, but for some time now he has expanded his geography and even changed the legal addresses of his companies to Makhachkala and began actively working in the southern republic.

Officially, Gurgen Eduardovich is the founder of two LLCs - Eni Tobacco and Rozart, registered in Makhachkala at the address st. Emoshkina, 52. Also related to various other companies.

According to available data, Gurgen Arakelyan is closely connected with law enforcement agencies of Rostov-on-Don and representatives of the Dagestan tax inspectorate.

Yaroslav Mukhtarov

To be continued

Source: www.rucriminal.info