Oleg Raevsky, the previous promoter and supervisor of Alexander Emelianenko, has been detained by police for drug trafficking.

Raevsky’s arrest is in relation to a drug trafficking case in 2017, the place the promoter was arrested throughout a managed transaction arrange by the Division of Drug Management in St. Petersburg. Raevsky was caught promoting 5.16 grams of white powder, which forensics later decided as cocaine. His purchaser had already established an settlement with native authorities and the managed transaction passed off shortly thereafter.

Following the arrest, police seized twenty 5,000 ruble notes, all of which had been marked by the authorities forward of the transaction. Police additionally seized a drug paraphernalia reminiscent of a leather-based bag with a spoon, scales, and a loaded gun. This additional cemented Raevsky’s guilt.

Although Raevsky was launched on bail, he failed to seem in courtroom and was subsequently positioned on the federal needed listing and was arrested in absentia by a courtroom in St. Petersburg in a prison case beneath Artwork. 228.1 of the Prison Code of the Russian Federation (“Unlawful manufacturing, sale or switch of narcotic medicine”).

“Oleg Raevsky, who’s on the federal needed listing, was detained,” regulation enforcement officers instructed TASS.

Raevsky owned the Coliseum FC promotion in Russia, which operated till Could 2014. He hosted Emelianenko’s most up-to-date combat over three years in the past – a TKO loss to Dmitriy Sosnovskiy – and has been vocal in his help of the controversial determine. Following Emelianenko’s 4-and-a-half-year sentence for sexual assault and kidnapping was introduced in 2015, Raevsky referred to it as “political persecution.”

“The actual fact is that there’s strain on the investigation,” Rajewski instructed Sovsports.ru. “That may be a truth. If the method was quiet, Alexander would have in all probability already gotten a suspended sentence. We see that every thing was carried out to place Alexander in jail.”