The National Security Service has seized over a ton of cocaine smuggled into Armenia from Ecuador.
The cocaine with a street value of over €250 million was smuggled into the country in a shipment of goods ordered by an Armenian fruit importing company from a company in Ecuador.
The shipment made its way to Armenia through Panama, Italy and Georgia.
In a statement, the National Security Service of Armenia said the investigation was conducted as part of criminal proceedings initiated on May 13 by the General Department of Investigations of the National Security Service.
An unspecified number of persons have been questioned, inquiries have been sent to authorized bodies and an identification test of the substance has been conducted amid the ongoing investigation.