10MOSCOW352, Identification of Vladimir KRASAVCHIKOV’s Current

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10MOSCOW352 2010-02-18 12:34 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0007
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0352 0491234
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 181234Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEABND/DEA HQS WASHDC
RUEHGL/AMCONSUL GUAYAQUIL
RUEHQT/AMEMBASSY QUITO 0008
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 3710
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 2770

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000352 
 
DEA SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
POST FOR DEA ONLY 
AMCONSUL GUAYAQUIL FOR DEA RAC BRIGGS, SA VARNI 
AMEMBASSY QUITO FOR DEA CA GOLDBERG, SA WOLFF, IRS JOHNAKIN 
AMEMBASSY ANKARA FOR DEA RD DESTITO 
AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD FOR DEA ARD DUDLEY 
DEA HQS FOR OGE/MENDOSA, SCHRETTNER, BARNES 
DEA HQS FOR OGL/KOLEN 
DEA HQS FOR OSE/YASEVICH, SANCHEZ 
DEA HQS FOR NCI/KOLEN 
DEA HGS FOR NCIL/TRAVERS 
DEA HQS FOR NCTE/UPP 
DEA HQS FOR NCTS/KROKE 
DEA HQS FOR NCIE/LEHRER 
DEA HQS FOR SARI 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: DEAX
 
SUBJECT: Identification of Vladimir KRASAVCHIKOV's Current 
Ecuadorian Telephone Number; XI-07-0003/YEC1J, KRASAVCHIKOV, 
Vladimir (Priority Target) 
 
CCX: GFXI-10-8002/Operation Baltic Strike 
 ZP-09-0004/YEC1K, MITREVICS, Vladimir 
 
REF A: DEA Moscow CO TWX #00331 dated February 16, 2010 
 
This cable contains an action request for the Quito CO and the 
Guayaquil RO 
 
1.(SBU) In Ref A, on February 11, 2010, the Moscow CO took park in a 
case coordination meeting with Russian law enforcement counterparts 
on the Vladimir KRASAVCHIKOV DTO. During this meeting, it was 
learned that Russian counterparts are expecting to arrest the 
following members of the KRASAVCHIKOV DTO: Valentin VOYNOVSKIY, 
Arthur ZAKARYAN, Gadzimurad NURMAFOMEDOV, Rishat STRELTSOV, and 
Andrey SHINDER. 
 
2.(SBU) The arrests will occur after the M/V Pietari Cloud arrives 
in the Russian seaport of St. Petersburg. It is believed that 
SHINDER, a steward on board the M/V Pietari Cloud, is transporting a 
cocaine shipment on behalf of the KRASAVCHIKOV DTO. The M/V Pietari 
Cloud is expected to arrive in St. Petersburg during the week of 
February 21, 2010. 
 
3.(SBU) Russian counterparts are also preparing to submit the 
necessary documents in order to obtain an Interpol Red Notice for 
KRASAVCHIKOV's arrest. KRASAVCHIKOV's current whereabouts are 
unknown but it is believed that KRASAVCHIKOV is currently residing 
in Ecuador and may even be residing with Lidia ESPINOZA-Quinteros. 
 
4.(SBU) The Moscow CO will assist Russian counterparts in 
coordinating KRASAVCHIKOV's arrest. As soon as KRASAVCHIKOV's exact 
whereabouts become known, the Moscow CO will contact the respective 
DEA country office/resident office to determine what is needed by 
the respective foreign counterparts to arrest KRASAVCHIKOV. 
 
5.(SBU) On February 18, 2010, the Russian Federal Customs Service 
(FTS) advised the Moscow CO that KRASAVCHIKOV is currently utilizing 
the following Ecuadorian cellular telephone number: 593-81132751. 
 
6.(SBU) ACTION REQUEST FOR THE QUITO CO AND THE GUAYAQUIL RO 
 
Please request Ecuadorian counterparts to obtain subscriber and toll 
information on 593-81132751. Additionally please inquire if 
Ecuadorian counterparts have the technical capabilities to track 
KRASAVCHIKOV's cellular telephone via cell towers in order to locate 
his whereabouts. 
 
7.(SBU) This cable was prepared by CA Michael Nowacoski and LES 
Senior Investigator Vyacheslav Kurek in lieu of a DEA-6 per DEA 
Agent's Manual Section 6242.11.  Please direct any questions or 
comments to SA Patrick Apel or CA Michael Nowacoski 7-495-728-5218 
or by Firebird e-mail.  Please note that the Moscow Country Office 
is eight (8) hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time. 
 
INDEXING 
 
1. KRASAVCHIKOV, Vladimir - NADDIS #6305832. Telephone Number: 
593-81132751. Remarks: Currently utilizing Ecuadorian cellular 
telephone number 593-81132751. 
 
BERYLE

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