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Cablegate: Identification of Vladimir Krasavchikov's Current

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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