Russia has not received requests for extradition of Russians, who were put on the international wanted list in connection with the delivery of 2.7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate to the Lebanese seaport of Beirut. This was reported on Friday, January 22, by the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation in response to a request TASS…
It is noted that the owner and captain of the ship Rhosus, which delivered the cargo with saltpeter to the port of Beirut in 2013, has been put on the international wanted list.
“The General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation did not receive requests from the competent authorities of foreign states for extradition and legal assistance in relation to I. V. Grechushkin and B. N. Prokoshev,” the statement says.
The department noted that the wanted Grechushkin and Prokoshev are not subject to extradition to another state, as well as detention on the territory of Russia at the request of the competent authorities of foreign states for the purpose of extradition, since they are citizens of Russia.
Earlier, on January 12, Interpol put on the wanted list of two Russian citizens and one Portuguese in connection with the explosion in the port of Beirut. The explosion took place in August 2020. According to the official version of the authorities, about 2.75 tons of ammonium nitrate seized by customs six years ago were detonated. The explosion killed more than 150 people.
In October last year, it became known that the Lebanese authorities had sent a request to Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant for two Russians.
In early August 2020, it turned out that the owner of the Rhosus vessel detained in Beirut was a Russian businessman Igor Grechushkin. After the ship was detained in Beirut, the merchant was forced to pay a forfeit, and then initiated bankruptcy proceedings. Who became the owner of the ship after Grechushkin is unknown. The ship itself sank in early 2018, according to the New York Times.