Police Sources Claim That "Noy" Produced By Plant Owned By Deputy Kh


Noyan Tapan
Nov 16, 2007

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 16, NOYAN TAPAN. The investigation is continuing
into the criminal case opened based on Article 205 of the RA Criminal
Code in connection with the facts of tax, customs and other compulsory
payment evasion at the Noy water and the Bjni mineral water plants
owned by Khachatur Sukiasian, RA National Assembly deputy. In political
and economic circles, the checkings done at a number of companies
owned by the Sukiasians are connected with Khachatur Sukiasian’s
statements about his support of the first Armenian president Levon
Ter-Petrosian. The November 15 program of the RA Police "02" series
addressed this criminal case.

The official police source claims that in reality not all consignments
delivered to shops and food facilities have invoices, and only the
quantity registered in account books has been registered in the
delivery books.

According to the calculations made in rough registers of 3
driver-forwarders, these persons actually sold finished commodities of
about 166 million drams in 2007 but sales registered in the delivery
books amounted to only 25 million drams in the indicated period, while
the difference of 141 million drams was concealed from accounting
and taxation.

In fact, Bjmi Mineral Waters CJSC registered no more than 15%
of sales in the account books. With the aim of double checking
and substantiating this fact, law enforcers made selctive raids
on the trade points and food facilities serviced by the three
driver-forwarders who kept rough registers.

As a result, it was revealed that in 2007 they sold "Bjni" and "Noy"
waters of about 99 million drams which was not registered in account
books. In their explanations, 7 driver-forwarders noted that they did
not mainly make records in the delivery books: this work was done by
the accountant of the base. In rare cases when records in the delivery
books were made by driver-forwarders, only information provided by
the same accountant about the delivery quantities of the commodities
was registered. At the end of a day, driver-forwarders used to hand
the sum charged for commodity delivery to the accountant of the base
who made respective records in a register.

During the material preparation, according to "02", "some other
interesting details became known": it is indicated on the label that
"Noy" is bottled from the Alapars natural source, whereas in relaity
it was filled with chlorinated water from the water supply network
of the city of Charentsavan.

It has been substantiated that in order to conceal the real amount of
production sales, the same amount of water supply and water sewerage
– 97.2 thousand cubic meters a year – is given in the agreement on
water supply and sewerage signed between the Bjni Mineral Waters Plant
and ArmWaterCanal until April 1, 2002. According to the documents,
225,503 cubic meters of water was supplied to Bjni Mineral Waters CJSC
in 2004-2007. In the same period, according to data of WaterCanal CJSC,
the amount of water sewerage from the plant made 225,503 cuic meters,
that is, the whole amount of water supplied was removed through
the plant’s sewerage system. "If this fact corresponds to reality,
a question arises: what was filled into "Noy" bottles and what did
purchasers of "Noy" drink for years?" During an examination of the
conveyer for production of plastic bottles (which was installed
in 2005), it was registered that from the start of the conveyer’s
operation in 2005 to November 5, 2007, about 11 million batches
of plastic bottles were produced, with each batch containing 6 or
12 bottles of various capacity. It is clear that bottles were not
filled with the water removed through the sewerage system. It has
been substantiated that 24-hour water chlorination in the amount
of 0.5 miligrams is done at the Alapars pumping station of the
Charentsavan section of ArmWaterCanal CJSC’s North-West Territorial
Branch, after which chlorinated water is supplied to Bjni Mineral
Waters Plant CJSC. According to police, there is well-grounded
suspicion that not only "Noy" water but also "Bjni" mineral water
has been chlorinated. Their samples have been sent to the respective
units of the RA ministry of health and the RA ministry of trade and
economic development, and experts conclusions will be received in
the near future.

"02" also made a reasoning about a detail related to the plant’s
superprofits: Bjni Mineral Waters Plant paid 115 drams for a cubic
meter, i.e. 1,000 liters of water, while a 1.5-liter bottle of
"Noy" was given to shops for 155 drams and a 0.5-liter bottle – for
115 drams. "Even if you take into account that the cost price of a
plastic bottle, transportation and other costs amount to huge sums,
the sale price of 1 liter of "Noy" exceeds its cost price several
hundred times," was stated during the program "02". It was also
announced that new information about the investigation of this case
will be provided during next programs.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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