A. Gh. Having Highest Status of Criminal Hierarchy (Thief-in-Law) Charged
In the context of the accumulation of a body of sufficient evidence obtained in the criminal case initiated in the Investigation Department of the RA National Security Service, A. Gh. has been charged. The latter, being a defendant in a criminal case investigated in the proceedings of the Court of General Jurisdiction of the RA Shirak province and being under arrest in “Yerevan-Kentron” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice, with the assistance of another defendant in the same case- a detainee of “Artik” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice K.S., having violated the requirements of the RA Law “On Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic (Psychoactive) Substances” and the corresponding resolution of the RA government, from detainee of “Artik” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice N. Ye. illegally acquired, stored and transported narcotic drugs for personal use.
In particular, A. Gh., being under arrest in “Yerevan-Kentron” penitentiary institution of the RA Ministry of Justice, in June 2019 came to an agreement with detainee of “Artik” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice K.S. to assist him in purchasing pills containing the drug "methadone" in large quantities and the drug "hashish oil" from the detainee of “Artik” penitentiary institution of the RA Ministry of Justice N. Ye. Then, on 7 June 2019, from detainee of “Artik” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice N. Ye.K.S. received large amount of pills containing the drug "methadone" in large sizes weighing 0.3192 grams and a small amount of the drug “hashish oil” weighing 0.31 grams for the purpose of illegal transfer to A. Gh., who had hidden the aforementioned drugs with him, was taken to the court to participate in the hearing, which took place on the same day at the residence of Gyumri of the general jurisdiction court of Shirak province, where he illegally transferred drugs to A.Gh. The latter, having hidden the aforementioned drugs in his trousers, took them with him to “Yerevan-Kentron” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice, where they were found as a result of a personal search.
Within the framework of the same criminal case, K.S. was also charged with facilitating the illegal acquision of narcotic drugs in an especially large amount. Active investigative and other procedural actions are being taken in the direction of detecting all the circumstances of the case, indentifying the full circle of the persons involved in cases of illegal drug trafficking, as well as suppressing, preventing or neutralizing the illegal trafficking of drugs, psychotropic substances or their precursors.
Note: The suspect or accused of an alleged crime is considered innocent as long as his guilt is not proven in a manner prescribed by the Code of Criminal Procedure of RA - by the court decision entered into legal force.