NSS Assistant Commander Arrested for Bribery And Abuse of Powers

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The assistant commander of border troops of Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) Colonel VN. Mkhitarian was arrested on charges of bribery and abuse of official powers–after searches of Mkhitarian’s office and apartment uncovered three illegally obtained submachine-guns and ammunition.

The arrest came after a preliminary investigation by the department for Internal Security of the NSS in cooperation with the Military Prosecutor’s Office.

The NSS press center said that a criminal case has been opened–and the Military Prosecutor’s Office has launched a full investigation.

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