Then, for some reason, Cherkesov did not name the company that was supposed to be involved in the packaging of cocaine in St. Petersburg (from where he had to go back to Europe). "The investigation is keeping its name a secret." As the name of the detained suspect, "a citizen of Israel, a former citizen of the USSR."
Later, the Belgian newspaper Le Soir published an investigation, according to which the “valiant operation of the St. Petersburg Chekists” was in fact an illegal disruption of the international operation Interpol “Acapulco”, which had been prepared for three years and began with wiretaps made by the Colombian police. The container that controlled the investigation “went from Bogota to Gothenburg, and then, from Gothenburg to Kotka, was eventually intercepted by the Russians, contrary to all logic, not where it was planned - near Vyborg. The cargo was waiting for the company Agricum in St. Petersburg, ”Le Soir reports. According to the author of the article Le Soir Alain Lalman (later he will write a book about this case), the organizer of this delivery was Oscar Donat, who was then arrested in Israel. In St. Petersburg, he owned a whole customs terminal of Eurodonat Terminal CJSC, and it was assumed that St. Petersburg authorities were behind him, besides Donat. The Committee for External Relations of the City Hall of St. Petersburg in 1991 was registered by “Eurodonat Terminal”. In addition to Donat, a number of defendants were arrested in Russia, Israel and Colombia. For some reason, later, no “loud legal process in Russia”, as Cherkessov promised in February 1993, was reported.
This famous ton of cocaine played a rather important role in the alignment of forces in the criminal world of St. Petersburg. The former leader of the Tambovskaya criminal group, Vladimir Barsukov (Kumarin), who was already behind bars, recalled that Nikolay Aulov, the future police colonel-general and deputy head of the Federal Drug Control Service, who turned out to be the “authority” of Gennady Petrov, spoke with him:
I know well Aulov, from his captain's times, from the time when the first ton of cocaine was transported through Vyborg in canned meat. There was a meeting with Aulov in 1992–1993, in which (as I understood it) he hinted to me that I take drugs under control, arguing that the one who takes it under control will receive big money. Those who receive big money will become strong and kill us or sit us down, which eventually turned out to be, everything came true.
Much later, the connection of the banana company JFC with cocaine supplies received a new confirmation. In 2015, the law enforcement agencies of Ecuador tried to detain a representative of JFC, a Russian citizen of Cuban origin, Dmitry Martinez, for laundering cocaine money (he managed to escape). According to local law enforcement officials, a total of $ 300 million were laundered by a criminal group led by Dmitry Martinez, which came into the country in the form of loans taken from Russian banks. Earlier, in 2014, in the port of Guayaquil, the police confiscated more than a ton of cocaine destined for shipment to Kuwait in transit through Spain. The drugs were on board in a banana container owned by Exbafrut, owned by Martinez. According to Ecuadorian Interior Minister Diego Fuentes, in the ten years of existence, the exposed criminal group has managed to launder more than $ 1 billion.