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Spouses Illegally Sold Narcotic Drugs in Particularly Large Amount and Committed Money Laundering of 53.3 Million AMD Obtained from it

18.04.2023 11:52

Case of illegal turnover of narcotic drugs, as well as legitimizing illegally obtained income in particularly large amount committed by spouses living in Yerevan was disclosed. Preliminary investigation was completed. 

Through factual data obtained in the result of large-scale investigative and procedural actions conducted by the investigators of the Department of Investigation of Crimes on Human Trafficking, against Sexual Immunity of Juveniles and Illegal Turnover of Drugs of General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee it was grounded that starting from November, 2019 26 year-old resident of Yerevan created and managed online stores with “Shoko.178”, “Shoko 178” and similar names in “Telegram" telecommunications application. As a payment tool for receiving money for narcotic drugs sold through them he inserted information about electronic valets registered in other people’s names but managed by him and between 2019 and 2021 through the mentioned stores he illegally sold narcotic drugs in particularly large amount to various people.

Particularly, after transferring the photos of the receipt confirming the fact of depositing money into the young man's account by the buyers after reaching agreement with the persons with whom he had had correspondence on procurement of narcotic drugs through the above-mentioned telegram stores managed by 26 year-old young man, the photos of the location of narcotic drugs separated and packaged by weight with exact geographic coordinates in hiding places in Yerevan were sent to them. In the mentioned way narcotic drugs in particularly large amount – at least 162 grams of “MDMB-2201 (5F-MDMB-PICA)” type was illegally sold to numerous people.

Pursuant to the obtained data, in order to conceal the criminal origin of 53.479.443 AMD in total obtained through the sale of narcotic drugs, its true nature, to disguise its movement and placement, to make it look legitimate, 26 year-old young man with the help of his 24 year-old wife, transferred the mentioned money to various electronic valets registered in different people’s names but factually managed by him and his wife registered abroad as well as in the Republic of Armenia. Then in the same way the money was transferred to the spouses’ electronic valets, cashed or managed by them in another way.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the young man for illegal turnover of narcotic drugs in particularly large amount, for laundering money in particularly large amount. Detention was used as a pretrial measure against him.

Charge was pressed against the latter’s wife for helping laundering money in particularly large amount.

Preliminary investigation on the spouses was completed and the materials of the criminal proceeding with the bill of indictment were sent to prosecutor for approval and referral to the court.

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


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