Armenian police chief says reports about big thieves’ summit are fake
“Never has crime in Armenia been under stricter control as it is now,” said Valery Osipyan.
Valery Osipyan, the head of the Armenian Police, said the rumors about the summit of mafia bosses and thieves in law in the country are not true, the ARKA news agency reported.
“Thieves in law are people and they enjoy constitutional rights and duties, to begin with; however, the information about the Armenian summit is untrue. Never has crime in Armenia been under stricter control as it is now,” said Osipyan.
He also noted that a few days ago, vor Artyom Kanevskoy visited the “grave of a friend” in Armenia, and the police were aware of it and kept an eye on him. Artyom Kanevskoy is the brother of the deceased kingpin Armen Arutyunyan (Armen Kanevskoy).
“Today, we fully control the criminal situation in the country and even monitor small movements,” the head of the Armenian police said.
Osipyan also commented on the release of two crime lords, Alik Banduryan and Petros Israelyan by a court decision. He stated that the police do not consider this a problem and are taking proper measures. Osipyan added that all crime lords have been warned about any violations in the pre-election period.
“The warning was so strict that many of them chose to leave the country until the election is over for fear of falling under suspicion,” said the police chief.
Earlier, the newspaperreported that about 900 people had attended the summit on December 18 in memory of , including 10 thieves in law. The guests allegedly visited the ’s grave and then had a memorial dinner at a restaurant called . They are allegedly staying at expensive hotels, and , in Yerevan.
The funeral of Amur crime boss Zaruba turned into a scandal. The witness filmed a funeral procession, which elongates for hundreds of meters, blocking the city streets. About a hundred people walked along the roadway behind the coffin. According to the author of the video, among those who carried the coffin of the lord, the heads of the local police and the Prosecutor’s Office were noticed. “So that I live and die,” thought the onlookers, who witnessed the procession. How gangsters and thieves in law have become real authorities for citizens?