Armenian Deputy Justice Minister Vigen Kocharyan said that the petition had been reviewed but that extradition wasn’t considered appropriate at this time since a new criminal case in Armenia’s largest drug bust to date was being examined.
Avtandil Martiashvili, the Georgian citizen sentenced to 17 years by an Armenian court for driving a truck in which 850 kilos of heroin were seized on January 17, 2014 at the Meghri customs house, has requested that he be extradited to Georgia.
The heroin was discovered when a truck entering Armenia from Iran was inspected at the Meghri customs house on January 17, 2014. The truck was destined for Georgia.
Martiashvili was found guilty on January 20, 2015 for driving a truck that was found to contain 850 kilos of heroin when inspected seized at the Meghri customs house on January 17, 2014.
Armenia's Syunik Provincial Court today sentenced two men accused in Armenia’s biggest drug bust to lengthy prison terms.
At yesterday’s trial of Armenia’ biggest drug bust to date, one of the two men charged in attempting to smuggle 850 kilos of heroin into Armenia from Iran by truck on January 17, 2014, testified that he was offered US$ 1000,000 for the job but that he refused.
The two men charged with involvement in Armenia’s largest drug bust ever both protested they were innocent during trial proceedings yesterday at the Goris branch of the Syunik Court of Jurisdiction.
The heroin was seized on January 17, 2014 at the Meghri customs house when a truck, driven by Georgian citizen Avtandil Martiashvili, entering Armenia from Iran was inspected.
An Armenian court today postponed the trial of two men accused of attempting to transport 850 kilos of heroin through Armenia to Europe.