The Special Investigation Service of RA has initiated a criminal case over abuse of authority, smuggling and assisting the offence under the RA Criminal Code, Article 38-215, part 1, Article 215, part 1 and Article 308, part 1, based on the materials received from RA State Revenue Committee by the Government.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that on November 28, 2013 passengers of Dubai-Yerevan flight Avetisyan brothers, Arthur and Armen, residents of Yerevan, taking advantage of the fact that the Head and inspectors of Passenger Customs Control Department of “Zvartnots” Customs House of RA State Revenue Committee by the Government used their official position against the interests of the service for other personal interest and failed to perform their official duties, transported with the support of the latter 30 “iPhone 5S 16 GB”, 17 “Sony Xperia Z” and 5 “Sony Xperia Z1” mobile phones as well as tablet and gaming computers and different accessories across the customs border of RA by the “Red way” procedure of Zvartnots Airport Customs Control Zone without declaring them, thus causing considerable damage to the state’s legal interests.
Avetisyan brothers have been arrested.
Preliminary investigation continues.
Notice: A person suspected or accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proved guilty in the procedure established by the Criminal Procedure Code of RA by the effective court judgement.