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Illegal turnover of narcotic drugs in particularly large amount revealed; 250 grams of narcotic drugs of “methamphetamine” type found

10.03.2016 16:10

In the framework of the criminal case investigated in the Investigative Division of Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee a case of illegal turnover of narcotic drugs in particularly large amount was revealed, about 250 grams of narcotic drugs of “methamphetamine” type was found, charge was pressed against 4 persons.
 

On February 22, 2016 materials on procurement and keeping of 5 grams of narcotic drugs of “methamphetamine” type were received in the Investigative Division of Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee from the Police. A citizen was apprehended by the employees of Criminal Intelligence Unit of Yerevan of General Department for Struggle against Organized Crime on suspicion of keeping drugs and two parcels were found with him. In one of the parcels there was 0.01 grams of yellow-green mass, in the other one there was 5.1 grams of mass like “methamphetamine”. Through the conclusion of forensic chemical expertise it was stated that the mass in the first parcel was narcotic drugs of “marijuana” and the mass in the second one was narcotic drugs of “methamphetamine” type.
 

A criminal case was initiated in the Investigative Division of Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts and operative-intelligence measures of great volume were taken to find the source and the way of drug procurement.
 

During preliminary investigation evidence were obtained on the allegation that the drugs were procured by the citizen on February 22, the person who had sold drugs was identified, sufficient evidence were obtained on the allegation that in the process of passing the drug by the seller and paying for it the citizen had been supported through phone calls by a prisoner serving his term in “Hrazdan” penitentiary.    
 

Through investigation the source of drug procurement by the person who had sold them to the citizen was found; he was also a resident of Yerevan. The latter procured the drugs from a citizen of IRI who was identified and his temporary residence in Yerevan was found, as well. In the result of measures taken in the order defined by law about 250 grams of narcotic drugs of “methamphetamine” type was found in the inguinal section of the citizen of the IRI and in his jacket pocket which was in the hotel room.   
 

On the base of the evidence obtained through preliminary investigation charge was pressed against 4 persons, two of them were charged with selling drugs in particularly large amount. Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Necessary investigatory actions are conducted to find other persons possibly involved in illegal turnover of drugs, to find the role of each of them.
 

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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