The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia announced the arrest of Russian citizen Dmitry Makarenko in the Northern Mariana Islands. Media reported that the reason of fraud with the means and military products.
This was the Russian Ministry said in its commentary.
According to media reports, Makarenko was detained and subsequently arrested on suspicion of money laundering and the illegal sale of military products.
Our compatriot Dmytro Viktorovych Makarenko, born in 1979, arrived on the island of Saipan on 29 December along with his wife, minor children and elderly parents. He was arrested by FBI agents at the airport immediately after arrival
– stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.
Following his detention, he was transferred to Florida. The Russian foreign Ministry claim that he learned about the arrest from the official bodies of the USA, and loved ones from Makarenko that contrary to the Consular Convention.
What is known about Paul Whelan?
The twin brother of a detainee David Whelan said that 48-year-old Paul Whelan arrived in Moscow on 22 December for a wedding. He said his brother’s innocence is not in doubt, the family. I hope that he will provide all rights.
However, the twin brother of the alleged spy could not confirm to CBC News whether he is a canadian citizen. It is worth adding that Whelan had visited the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman. He offered support and assistance to the arrested.
In addition, the marine Corps of the United States published additional data on Whelan. According to records, Whelan enlisted in the Marines in 1994 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2004. He was administrative Manager and was involved in the war against Iraq for several months in 2004 and 2006.
A special military court in January 2008, he was convicted of theft, and in December 2008 he was fired for bad behavior at the rank of private. The details of the accusations of theft were not published.