Mediamax, Armenia
Feb 11 2010


Armenian police detains large batch of narcotics


Yerevan, 11 February: The Armenian law-enforcers have confiscated an
unprecedented batch of heroin and opium to the tune of 2m dollars. The
drugs have been illegally smuggled into Armenia from Turkey with
violation of the state border.

An Iranian national, Hoseyn Mohammad Amin Kalekan Tazehkand, was
detained on 8 February, the press service of the Armenian
Prosecutor-General's Office has told the Mediamax news agency.

A small batch of opium was discovered during the search of his car. On
the same day, a Russian national, Hovhannes Davtyan, was detained with
seven kilograms of opium confiscated from his car.

About 10 people, engaged in drug pushing, have been detained in the
framework of the investigation.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress