ArmInfo. In the framework of the fight against drug trafficking, the National Security Service of Armenia revealed and stopped drug smuggling into the country.
According to the report of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia, received by ArmInfo, the department's employees, in cooperation with colleagues from the State Revenue Committee, during the operational-investigative measures revealed a channel for the illegal import of drugs into the country. "According to the data obtained, two citizens of Armenia living in Yerevan and one citizen of Uruguay, by prior conspiracy with an accomplice living in the USA, established a distribution channel for drugs from the United States to Armenia. The above persons for a long time, on behalf of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia, who were unaware of, parcels were sent to the Republic of Armenia for baby supplies in which large quantities of narcotic substances (cocaine, methamphetamine and hashish oil) were smuggled in. The last batch of 5 parcels arrived in Armenia on December 26. On January 8, 10 and 14, representatives of the criminal group, under the supervision of NSS officers, received one of the above parcels, which they transported to their garage, where they were detained by department officials. Then, three members of the criminal group were detained, "the statement of the NSS reads.
The department emphasized that a criminal case had been instituted, three persons charged. According to the court, in relation to these persons arrest was chosen as a measure of restraint. Investigative measures are ongoing to identify all members of the criminal group and identify the recipients of financial flows.