Thief in law Zap rats out Serzh Sargsyan's nephew  

Thief in law Zap rats out Serzh Sargsyan's nephew
Andranik Sogoyan (Zap)

According to local media, he got across to new Armenian authorities.

The nephew of ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Narek Sargsyan, who has been detained in the Czech Republic, had been ratted out by vor Andranik Sogoyan (Zap). This is reported by Zhamanak.

To recall, Narek Sargsyan, who had been previously put on the wanted list, was detained by law enforcement bodies of Armenia together with foreign colleagues and the Interpol National Bureau in Prague on December 7. He had a passport in the name of a Guatemala citizen Franklin Gonzalez.

Narek Sargsyan

Narek Sargsyan

Back in summer, a criminal case of purchase, storage, sale, and transport of weapons, ammunition, explosives, as well as narcotic substances was initiated in Armenia. Narek Sargsyan was put on the wanted list as part of the case.

According to Zhamanak, it was Zap, who has made extensive contacts in the Czech Republic over many years of his criminal activity in the country, that put in the nephew of the former President of Armenia. At the moment, he has to hide from the law enforcement agencies of this country in his homeland.

Thus, if the given publications are correct, one can say Zap has managed to improve relations with the new government in Armenia.

To recall, early on, his underground “colleagues” had already accused Sogoyan of cooperation with authorities.

In particular, in July 2016, during an attack on a police station and hostage taking by an opposition group, Sogoyan personally held conversations with citizens, where, using his influence, he urged them not to take the opposition’s side. The raiders demanded the release of opposition leader Zhirayr Sefilyan, as well as the resignation of President Serzh Sargsyan. As a result, failing to accept the regime, crime lords ended up in prisons, but Sogoyan remained free.

The same year, Sogoyan was beaten by six thieves in law, who were waiting for him and his two henchmen on the street. After that, the authorities extradited the thieves in law Gevork Melikyan (Gevorik Oshakansky), Andranik Arutyunyan (Ando Khromoy), Norayr Piloyan (Koncho), Artyom Mikaelyan (Artyom Gorissky), Samvel Arutyunyan (Maneti Tha Samo), and Rafael Khoetsyan (Afo) to Turkey.

The authorities began to condone Zapa after he returned from the Czech Republic in 2009, where he was accused of murder. In 2013, he was sentenced in absentia to 22 years’ imprisonment. Czech authorities contacted Armenia with a request for the extradition of the vor. However, as strange as it may sound, Armenian authorities refused to cooperate with the Czechs, and Sogoyan remained in his homeland.

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