Ex-employee of the US Embassy Vogel was convicted in Russia for drug smuggling for 14 years

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Ex-employee of the US Embassy Vogel was convicted in Russia for drug smuggling for 14 years
Ex-employee of the US Embassy Vogel was convicted in Russia for drug smuggling for 14 years
17 June, 10:22Society
By decision of the Khimki City Court, Mark Vogel, a former employee of the American embassy in Moscow, was sentenced to 14 years in a strict regime colony for drug smuggling.

- He was found guilty of committing crimes under part 3 of article 229.1 (smuggling of narcotic drugs), part 2 of article 228 (illegal acquisition, storage, transportation, manufacture, processing of narcotic drugs) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Interfax quotes a court message.

Vogel fully admitted his guilt.

Recall that Vogel was detained last summer at the Moscow airport, with him he had 11 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of hash oil. Until May last year, Vogel and his wife had diplomatic status. According to one version, he used the status of a diplomat to supply and sell drugs at school.

Fogel faced up to 20 years in prison. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation suggested that he could hide behind his diplomatic status in order to organize a channel for the supply of drugs to Russia.

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