Iranian national sentenced to 9 years imprisonment for drug trafficking in Armenia

 15:13, 5 June 2023

YEREVAN, JUNE 5, ARMENPRESS. An Armenian court has sentenced an Iranian national to 9 years imprisonment for being an accessory to the smuggling of 350kg of heroin from the neighboring country in 2021 with intent to transport it to the Netherlands.

Armenian customs officials discovered the heroin in February 2021 during customs control.

The Iranian citizen was charged on January 8 in 2022 with accessory to smuggling narcotics, accessory to drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit smuggling of narcotics.

The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction found the Iranian national guilty on all charged and handed over a 9-year sentence.