The Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan put out a search for Armenian oligarchs of Russia
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan has opened a criminal case against three Russian entrepreneurs of Armenian origin, declaring them on the international wanted list for illegal arms supplies to Armenia for conducting military operations on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan conducted an investigation on the basis of media reports and information on social networks about the illegal transportation of weapons and military equipment to the Republic of Armenia and from there to the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, the press service of the PGO said.
It was found that the head of the Tashir group of companies, Samvel Karapetyan; the owner of Royalsys Engineering, David Galustyan; the general director of KOMEX, Ara Abramyan (head of the Union of Armenians of Russia), and others “for the purpose of supplying the Armenian Armed Forces with weapons, ammunition, explosives and military equipment, in violation of the requirements of the Customs Convention on International Cargo Transportation and the Treaty on Limitation of Conventional Arms in Europe. Over 2001-2021 weapons were smuggled to Armenia and from there to the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and the adjacent regions of Azerbaijan.
It should be borne in mind that transportation of weapons was carried out by passenger aircraft, an IL-76 TD cargo aircraft of the Armenian Air Force, as well as an Ilyushin-76TD cargo aircraft purchased by Ara Abrahamyan.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan has opened a criminal case based on these facts.
Added to this can be that Karapetyan, Galustyan and Abrahamyan are charged under Articles 100.1 (planning, preparation, launching or waging an aggressive war); 218.1 (creation of criminal community); 228.3 (large-scale illegal arms trafficking); 279.1 (creation of armed formations or groups unprovided by law) and 206.4 (smuggling by organized criminal group) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
A preventive measure of arrest has been taken against them, and all of them are put on the international wanted list. In connection with the above-mentioned criminal case, the Prosecutor General’s Office has resorted for legal assistance to appropriate state bodies of foreign countries, the press release concludes.