Thief in law Gevorik Oshakansky’s nephew detained in Armenia

Thief in law Gevorik Oshakansky’s nephew detained in Armenia
Grigor Akopyan (aka Koks) Photo:

Koks was detained along with other 9 men on charges of distribution of drugs.

Armenia’s police have detained 10 persons suspected of distribution of drugs, reports Sputnik-Armenia with reference to a crime news website -

The operation called Listopad (Leaf fall) was carried out yesterday at night, near the restaurant Livak in the city of Vanadzor.  All the detainees had previously passed under the radar screen of law enforcement. 

In particular, 29-year-old Grigor Akopyan (aka Koks), a citizen of a settlement of Oshakan and a nephew of a thief in law Gevorg Melikyan (aka Gevorik Oshakansky), as well as citizens of a city of Ved - 29-year-old David Khublaryan, 24-year-old Narek Ovsepyan, 25-year-old Maksim Khachatryan, 27-year-old Karen Safaryan, and 20-year-old David Akopyan; a citizen of a settlement of Oshakan 28-year-old Ashot Avakyan, and citizens of a city of Vanadzor 30-year-old Armen Oganyan, 30-year-old Seyran Minasyan, and 32-year-old Armen Kazaryan were taken to the police division.

Геворик Ошаканский

Gevorik Oshakansky during detention in 2011

As for the thief in law Gevorik Oshakansky, he was also recently detained during a major check of all the representatives of the criminal leaders who live in Armenia. The check started in spring following an advent of an opposition leader Nikola Pashinyan’s rule. 

Besides Melikyan, the government security services also carried out the checks of the houses of such thieves in law as Samvel Arutunyan (aka Samvelik), Zhirayr Brutyan (aka Zhiro Shaumyansky), Norayr Piloyan (aka Koncho), Suren Avetisyan (aka Surik Leninakansky), Artem Gazaryan (aka Artemik Leninakansky), Armen Manukyan (aka Sevo), Samvel Arutunyan (aka Maneti Tkha Samo), Rafael Khoetsyan (aka Afo, and a son of another thief in law Rafik Khoetsyan also known as Khoy), and many others. 

It was found out during the searches that some of them possess weapon, ammunition, and drugs. 



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