Time in Yerevan: 11:07,   19 April 2024

Three Armenian citizens arrested in Georgia

Three Armenian citizens arrested in Georgia

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 23, ARMENPRESS. Three citizens of Armenia were arrested in Georgia following the incident at the Upper Lars border checkpoint when drug was found in the bus traveling to Armenia.

The Armenian Embassy in Georgia says it does everything possible to organize the quick transportation of the remaining Armenian citizens of the bus to Armenia.

“As we have earlier reported a bus traveling to Armenia was stopped at the Georgian side of the Upper Lars border checkpoint in suspicion of transporting a banned item. The Georgian law enforcement agencies informed that three Armenian citizens were arrested. Investigation is underway, and the Embassy will make additional statements on the future developments. All passengers of the bus are being questioned. The diplomats of the Armenian Embassy, who are in the Upper Lars, provided food and first necessity items to the Armenian citizens”, the Embassy in a statement.

Drug was found in a bus that was travelling to Armenia, but was stopped at the Russian-Georgian border checkpoint in suspicion of transporting a banned item.

After the search operations the law enforcement agencies found 149 grams of cocaine and 64 grams of hashish in the bus. The Georgian finance ministry said it sent the case to the ministry of interior. Criminal case has been launched into the incident.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

 

 








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