Thief in law Alo charged with drug possession

Thief in law Alo charged with drug possession
Armenian mafia bosses detained Photo: Screenshot from video footage

A search in the thief’s house reportedly uncovered a few marijuana bags.

The Investigative Committee of Armenia has officially charged the thief in law Alexander Makaryan aka Alo with drug possession, the Committee's website reported.

The press release says that the 53-year-old criminal, a Russian citizen, is charged with storing narcotic drugs on an especially large scale. During the searches at Alo's home on June 20, law enforcement officers found a dried and shredded yellow and green mixture in plastic and paper bags.

According to the forensic chemical examination, the mixture was 11.19 grams of marijuana. The prosecutor's office petitioned the court to arrest the kingpin.

Previously we wrote about a large-scale operation the law enforcement officers of Armenia had conducted searching the homes of thieves in law and crime lords.

Those who had to receive the ‘guests’ are: Samvel Arutyunyan (Samvelik), Zhirayr Brutyan (Zhiro Shaumyansky), Suren Avetisyan (Suro Leninakansky), Artem Gazakaryan (Artemik Leninakansky), Armen Manukyan (Sevo), Gevork Melikyan (Gevorg Oshakansky), Norayr Piloyan (Koncho), Suren Avetisyan (Surik Leninakansky), Samvel Arutyunyan (Maneti Tha Samo), Rafael Khoetsyan (Afo), the son of another thief in law, Rafik Khoetsyan (Khoi) and others.

A number of bosses were taken to police stations when weapons, ammunition and drugs were found in their houses. All of the items and substances have been sent for analysis.

The country stepped up its efforts to combat the mafia after the bloodless coup when Nikol Pashinyan became prime minister.

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