Samvel Babayan arrested on weapon smuggling charges

The Armenian National Security Service (NSS) has conirmed that three people, including Samvel Babayan, have been arrested under the criminal case instigated on the illegal smuggling of Igla antiaircraft missile complex.

The NSS says that persons who acquired the components and organized the transportation of Igla systems acted in accordance with a preliminary agreement with Samvel Babayan and upon his instruction.

The security service said the system was smuggled from neighboring Georgia and that it was in an operational state.

Investigation into the case continues.

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