Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's Office continues exposing Armenia's occupation policy
BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 18
The Prosecutor General's Office of Azerbaijan continues to take measures to expose the occupation policy of Armenia in the world, which, by supporting terror acts at the state level, has turned terrorism into one of the main means of its policy, Trend reports referring to Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's Office.
Reportedly, an investigation was carried out on the information publicized in a number of media outlets and social media on the illegal import of ammunition and military equipment into Armenia and from there into the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
During the investigation, it was established that Head of the Tashir group of companies Samvel Karapetyan, owner of Royalsys Engineering, David Galustyan, General Director of COMEX Ara Abrahamyan and other persons in order to supply the Armed Forces of Armenia with weapons, ammunition, explosives and military equipment during 2001-2021 in violation of the requirements of the Customs Convention on International Freight Carriage and the Treaty on the Limitation of Conventional Arms in Europe by means of passenger aircraft, the Il-76 TD cargo aircraft of the Armenian Air Force, and the Il -76, acquired by Ara Abrahamyan, organized the air smuggling of illegally transferred large-caliber firearms, ammunition, explosives and devices to Armenia, and from there to Karabakh region and adjacent districts of Azerbaijan.
On April 28, 2021, a criminal case was initiated in the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan under the relevant articles of the Criminal Code, the investigation was entrusted to the Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office.
Samvel Karapetyan, David Galustyan and Ara Abrahamyan were prosecuted under Articles 100.1 (planning, preparing or unleashing an aggressive war), 218.1 (creating a criminal community for the purpose of committing grave or especially grave crimes), 228.3 (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of firearms, explosives and devices committed by an organized group or a group of persons by prior conspiracy), 279.1 (creation of armed formations or groups not provided for by the legislation of Azerbaijan, as well as participation in their creation and activities, supplying them with weapons, ammunition, explosives, military equipment or ammunition), 206.4 (smuggling committed by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
At present, in connection with this criminal case, the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan has sent requests for legal assistance to the relevant state structures of foreign countries.