A former Ukrainian intelligence chief and a German comrade have been arrested in southern Serbia on suspicion of money laundering. The two men tried to cross the border with more than 600,000 euros, 120,000 dollars and two emeralds in their car, which was not reported, Jotarangi Croatian daily newspaper.
The Serbian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that border police said
€607,990, $124,924 in cash and two valuable emeralds were found at the Presevo border crossing.
Naumov and his partner could face up to 12 years in prison. Andrei Naumov joined the Ukrainian intelligence in 2019 and was appointed head of the Internal Security Department for two years.
Serbia has arrested, Andrey Naumov, the former head of the Ukrainian Security Service in the now Russian-occupied Kherson region. He left Ukraine hours before the Russian invasion and was accused of treason. He was arrested with more than 600,000 euros, 125,000 dollars and diamonds pic.twitter.com/vCY8Myvzgg
– Iuliia Mendel June 10, 2022
According to local media, he left Ukraine a few hours before the start of the Russian invasion and sent his family earlier. Zelensky was formally dismissed on March 31, alleging high treason and calling him an “anti-hero” who had broken his military oath.
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