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Armenian Security Forces Stop Major Narcotics Smuggling Attempt from Iran



Armenian Security Forces Stop Major Narcotics Smuggling Attempt from Iran

Armenian security forces have intercepted and prevented a large-scale narcotics smuggling attempt from Iran. The National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia revealed that two Armenian citizens, identified as V. A. and G. A., along with an unidentified Iranian accomplice, were apprehended while attempting to smuggle approximately 12 kilograms of narcotics into Armenia.


The operation unfolded on October 27 near the city of Meghri, located on the Armenian-Iranian state border. The suspects, V. A. and G. A., were intercepted by NSS officers as they were transporting the illicit drugs in a vehicle towards the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The officers swiftly detained the suspects and confiscated three packages containing the narcotics.


The NSS has opened a criminal case into this incident, signaling the seriousness with which the Armenian authorities are treating the case. The investigation is currently underway to uncover the full extent of the smuggling network and identify all individuals involved.


The apprehension of the suspects highlights the vigilant efforts of Armenian security forces to combat drug trafficking and maintain the country's security. Narcotics smuggling poses a significant threat to the region, and authorities remain steadfast in their commitment to eradicating such criminal activities.



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