Search in a summer cottage of Manvel Grigoryan, head of the "Erkrapa" Volunteer Union, in Nagorno-Karabakh. Screenshot from video Armenian Public TV

20 June 2018, 23:36

Investigators report results of search at Manvel Grigoryan's places

Law enforcers conducted searches in a summer cottage of Manvel Grigoryan, the head of the "Erkrapa" Volunteer Union, in Nagorno-Karabakh, and in Yerevan, an office of the Volunteer Union was also searched. The law enforcers found there rounds, ammunition, army food supplies, and firearms.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 16, retired General Manvel Grigoryan, an MP from the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), was detained on suspicion of illicit arms trafficking. On June 19, it became known that a criminal case was instituted against Manvel Grigoryan about the large-scale embezzlement of goods intended for the needs of the army.

On June 19, by a majority of votes, the Armenian parliament decided to deprive Manvel Grigoryan of MP's immunity and after that he was taken into custody for two months.

At a request of the Armenian National Security Service and the Special Investigation Service (SIS), law enforcers of Nagorno-Karabakh conducted a search in a summer cottage owned by Manvel Grigoryan, the head of the "Erkrapa" Volunteer Union. The law enforcers discovered there a large quantity of canned meat, cigarettes, military uniforms, fuel, and 7.62- and 5.45-mm calibre rounds for a submachine gun, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent has been informed today by the press service of the Armenian SIS.

The Armenian police also conducted a search in the Yerevan office of the "Erkrapa" Volunteer Union. Law enforcers discovered there a large amount of cigarettes, rounds of various calibres, optical devices for a submachine gun, a Baykal pistol, a Vepr hunting rifle with an optical tracker, Sarsilmaz and TO38 rifles, carbine, rifle butts, a mine detector, military uniforms and other items, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent has been informed today by the police.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’on June 20, 2018 at 04:56 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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