ArmInfo. Employees of Spayka LLC hold a protest against the actions of the State Revenue Committee against the director of the company, David Ghazaryan, at the press conference held at that time at the press conference that categorically denies all charges.
Employees of the company hold a protest action on the Ashtarak highway, near which there are greenhouses of "Spayka". They demand to stop the criminal prosecution of Ghazaryan, fearing that otherwise the company will cease its activities and they will remain without work. According to the protesters, today from noon employees of the company were forbidden to work.
Meanwhile, at the press conference taking place at these moments, Ghazaryan, in particular, stated that the SRC is pursuing the prosecution against him, and that all the allegations made against him are groundless. "I didn't and don't be engaged in politics, the charges of stealing 7 billion drams by me are fictitious," Ghazaryan said.
Earlier, SRC made a statement about the situation around the Spayka company. According to the SRC, the management of "Spayka" LLC from different European countries in 2014-2015 purchased cheese, pears, apples, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes and other goods to be imported into Armenia. When exporting the specified consignments of goods through the Armenian-Georgian border, the customs authorities of Georgia were presented with real documents for these goods - name, weight, cost, country of origin. However, when these goods were imported into Armenia, false documents were submitted that they were allegedly exempt from customs duty and value added tax. As a result, the imported goods were customs cleared in Armenia without calculating customs duties and value added tax. Thus, the state was damaged in the amount of 7,036,666,312 drams. SRC submitted a petition to the court for the arrest of Ghazaryan. To note, just a few days ago, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the opening of a new plant of the company, which will produce mold cheeses using Dutch technology.
The Spayka LLC is the largest exporter of fruits and vegetables from Armenia (mainly to Russia).