Pilot Yaroshenko had been detained before transfer to an unknown prison

the Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence in an American prison, sent to a holding facility. This is stated on the Facebookpage of the Russian Embassy in the United States.

“Yaroshenko, unfairly convicted in the USA for 20 years, transferred from prison “Fort Dix” in new Jersey to another place of detention. Currently, the Russian is in a temporary detention center in new York,” — said in a statement.

As noted, the Embassy and new York Consulate General of Russia to keep the situation under control and continue to provide Russian consular and legal assistance. In what kind of prison will send a man, was not specified.

may 30 reported, the prison authorities decided to transfer him, but neither date nor place was not reported.

In early may, the wife of the Russian Victoria Yaroshenko told that her husband sent for a month in solitary confinement after he struck another inmate.

Konstantin Yaroshenko was convicted in 2011 for participating in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs. In the U.S. it was brought from Liberia, where he was arrested on may 28, 2010. Worked under cover agents of the Federal administration in the United States to combat drug trafficking allegedly caught the Russians in a criminal intent on the transportation of large quantities of cocaine.