99 LAWBREAKERS ARRESTED ON ARMENIAN-TURKISH BORDER SINCE JANUARY
27.05.2009 14:12 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Despite the complicated international situation
and the world economic crisis, RF Federal Security Service’s
border guards continue performing their tasks on Armenian-Iranian
and Armenian-Turkish borders in full scale, lieutenant general
Sergey Bondarev, Head of RF FSB’s Administration in Armenia,
told today news conference devoted to the Day of Frontier Defense
Guards. "In cooperation with Armenian law enforcement agencies, we
take all measures towards disclosing and preventing transboundary
smuggling. Since the start of 2009, 99 lawbreakers have been arrested
on the borderline. Illegal attempts of crossing border have increased
by 12% in comparison with the same period of 2008. Frontier guards
confiscated items with a total price of 494,7 Rubles (not including
the 21 pieces of cold weapon)," the lieutenant general said.
According to Mr. Bondarev, serious attention is paid to preventing
transboundary abaction. "The last incident of abaction was recorded
in 2004. Besides, we have found inaccuracies in the documents of 1023
individuals. 499 individuals were denied permission to cross border,"
the RF official said. Summing up the results, Bondarev assured
participants that Frontier Administration is capable of performing
all its tasks. "Armenians do not have to worry. RA state border will
be guarded as properly as before."
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress