17:03 | February 14, 2018
Security was tight today at the trial of Telman Kalashyan, accused of gunning four to death and injuring seven others at a funeral home in Aragatzotn village of Shamiram on August 1, 2017.
12:55 | February 8, 2018
A man found dead in a street in the Yerevan district of Avan on February 4 has been identified as Norayr Melkonyan, a 63-year-old Russian citizen who had earlier been charged with stealing a 1,050- dram bottle of vodka from a Yerevan grocery store (Krpak).
12:57 | February 3, 2018
Italian police arrested on Thursday 23 people suspected of having links to the Cosa Nostra, including a gambling entrepreneur believed to have partnered with the Sicilian mafia to expand his business empire.
16:17 | February 2, 2018
The appeal case of former Artsakh Defense Minister Samvel Babayan, sentenced by a Yerevan court on November 28, 2017 to six years imprisonment for money laundering and attempting to smuggle a portable surface-to-air missile into Armenia, continued today at Yerevan’s Kentron and Nork Marash Administrative Court.
16:57 | January 26, 2018
Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS)) says it’s uncovered a criminal group operating in Armenia that was ferrying migrants through Armenia to Iran, and then on to Turkey.
19:19 | January 9, 2018
Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has admitted that Ruben Tatulyan, blacklisted by the United States for his criminal activities in Russia, once served as a “freelance” advisor to the foreign minister.
12:51 | January 9, 2018
Ruben Tatulyan, a crime boss in Russia recently blacklisted by United States authorities, has publicly said that he’s an advisor to Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian.
17:34 | January 8, 2018
According to preliminary data, on January 8, at 4:40 am, a BMW X6 and a Toyota collided at the intersection of Sayat-Nova and Abovyan streets in Yerevan. The driver of the Toyota,. A. Davtyan, died on the spot, and a passenger wasrushed to a local hospital.
00:52 | December 23, 2017
In a December 22 press release, the U.S. Department of the Treasury says its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has targeted the Eurasian criminal entity Thieves-in-Law, along with ten other individuals and two entities linked to it for “its involvement in serious transnational criminal activities.”
15:29 | November 23, 2017
Police in Palermo, Sicily, arrested on Tuesday 27 members of a Cosa Nostra clan suspected of extortion, drug trafficking and illegal gambling. The years-long investigation that led to the arrests gave authorities a deeper understanding of the clan’s hierarchy and election system.
14:32 | October 29, 2017
Albert Blboulyan and Armen Karadavidov, the two detainees, along with Rafik Khachatryan are alleged to have opened fire on two individuals, killing one and wounding the other.
16:38 | October 6, 2017
Italian police announced on Wednesday that they have seized 11 million euros (US$ 13 million) in assets and arrested 37 people, including two Italian Carabinieri officers, who were allegedly involved in mafia-type extortion related to fruit, fish and drugs.
19:07 | October 2, 2017
Armenia’s Investigative Committee (IC) reports that an as yet unidentified individual fired shots today inside the Armenia Medical Center in Yerevan in an attempt to facilitate the escape of a convict who had been transferred to the hospital for a medical examination.
17:55 | October 2, 2017
Ashot Sukiasyan, a businessman implicated in an offshore scandal that rocked Armenia in 2013 and most likely paved the way for the resignation of then Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, was today found guilty of fraud and sentenced to sixteen years.
20:51 | September 27, 2017
Italian police arrested on Tuesday the mayor of a city near Milan, accusing him of corruption, which authorities revealed during a wide-ranging investigation into the ‘Ndrangheta’s ramifications in Northern Italy.
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