Thief in law Aiko Astrakhansky detained with weapons gets released
There were no sufficient grounds for his arrest.
Armenian law enforcers were forced to release thief in law Hayk Sargsyan, 35, better known as Aiko Astrakhansky.
As the press secretary of the Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia, Arevik Khachatryan, told News of Armenia, there were not sufficient grounds for his arrest.
On March 18, the criminal was detained in Yerevan near the Dalma Garden Mall shopping center. During a personal search, a gun was found on him, which was sent for examination.
Recall that last summer, the Armenian police conducted searches in the homes of thieves in law and criminal authorities. Raids were conducted throughout the country.
At the same time, a number of criminals in whose houses weapons, ammunition and drugs were found, were taken to police stations. All items and substances found during the special operation were sent for examination.
Searches of representatives of the thieves' community started soon after a non-violent change of power in the country, when Nikol Pashinyan became the prime minister.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.