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Cases of Illegal Turnover of Narcotic Drugs through Steady Organized Groups Disclosed; Charge Pressed against Head of Organized Group

25.07.2018 17:52

In the framework of the criminal case investigated in the Department of Investigation of Crimes on Human Trafficking and Illegal Turnover of Drugs of General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases 196 cases of illegal turnover of narcotic drugs through steady organized groups were disclosed.

Pursuant to data obtained through investigation the prisoner of «Nubarashen» penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice with intend to illegally sell drugs in particularly large amount created steady organized groups and managed them via mobile phones with internet availability by using subscription cards. Accordingly, he planned the mechanism and methods of committing the alleged crime, distributed the roles.    

According to investigation data, with intend to illegally sell drugs through the members of the mentioned groups the prisoner of «Nubarashen» penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice illegally procured drugs in particularly large amount and illegally sold them to different people (about 196 cases).

In the result of investigatory and other procedural actions of great volume the members of organized group as well as those who had supplied narcotic drugs to the organized group, who had obtained narcotic drugs from the group, other people engaged in illegal turnover of narcotic drugs were identified, the mechanisms of the activity of the organized group were revealed, the crime tools, hiding places for criminal purposes were found.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charges were pressed against the head, members of the organized group and 6 people engaged in illegal turnover of narcotic drugs. The criminal case on their part was separated as a separate proceeding and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to court.

It was earlier informed that criminal cases on 5 more people engaged in illegal turnover of narcotic drugs were separated from the same criminal case and sent to court.

At the same time a motion was submitted to the RA Minister of Justice to take appropriate measures to abolish the causes of crime in penitentiaries of the RA Ministry of Justice.

Preliminary investigation of the separated part is ongoing to find others possibly involved in illegal turnover of narcotic drugs and to give appropriate criminal legal assessment to their actions.


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


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