• Iranian citizen arrested for drug trafficking

    An Iranian citizen has been detained in Yerevan on suspicion of drug trafficking.

    Shahlayi Hamid Jalal (born in 1955), who was travelling to Yerevan by bus, was detained as a result of operative-investigative measures undertaken by the National Security Service of Armenia.

    4.2 kilograms of opium was found in the secret pocket of his suitcase during the inspection of his baggage. Shahlayi Hamid Jalal is placed under arrest.

    Investigation is under way, the NSS press center reports.