Customs Officers Detain Smuggler At Zvartnots Airport

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Officers of the State Customs Committee detained a passenger who tried to smuggle gems into Armenia. A passenger of the Amsterdam-Yerevan flight–US citizen Artur Hazamanian tried to enter Armenia with 7.81 carats of diamonds and a gold ring–worth a total of 9,755,000,000 drams without declaring them to authorities.

Anti-smuggling police checked a parcel consisting of 8,310 cases of smuggled cigarettes–valued at 797,000 drams–and a commercial value of 1.3 million drams. The customs officers also detained 7 tons of spare parts.

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