ArmInfo. Employees of the National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia on the territory of the Republic of Artsakh prevented an attempt smuggling of a large consignment of drugs from Iran with a total weight of 4.2 kg.
According to the NSS press service, two citizens of Armenia, by car, without a corresponding permit, entered the section of the border between Artsakh and Iran controlled by the Border Guard of the NSS of Armenia. Having noticed the border guards, the violators tried to escape, but were detained and, for clarification, were escorted to the nearest outpost.
During the inspection of the car, plastic bags with a crystalline mass weighing 0.6 kg were found, and next to them were bags with 1.6 kg of the same mass and packages weighing 2 kg with a viscous tan mass. The detainees admitted that the crystalline substance is methamphetamine, and the brown one is opium, which they were supposed to deliver to Yerevan.
A criminal case has been opened; it has been transferred to the production of law enforcement bodies of Artsakh. As a measure of restraint, arrest was chosen.
"A criminal case has been instituted on the grounds of the relevant article of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. The case has been transferred to the law enforcement bodies of the Artsakh Republic in the prescribed manner, the indicted persons have been charged, and arrest has been chosen as a preventive measure.