21 Dec 2019 11:57

Ex-Armenian president Sargsyan's nephew detained in Czech Republic brought home

YEREVAN. Dec 21 (Interfax) - Former Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan's nephew Narek, who had been declared internationally wanted, was extradited from the Czech Republic to Yerevan.

"Narek Alexandrovich Sargsyan was transported to Armenia from the Czech Republic escorted by police officers on December 21," the press service for the Armenian police said.

The Armenian Prosecutor General's Office said earlier that the Czech Republic granted Armenia's request for Narek Sargsyan's extradition to be prosecuted. The Prosecutor General's Office ordered the Armenian police to organize his transportation.

Sargsyan's nephew is charged in Armenia with illegal possession of arms and drug trafficking. The criminal case against him was initiated in June 2018 and he was declared internationally wanted in July.

On December 6, 2018, Sargsyan was detained possessing a false passport in the name of Guatemalan citizen Franklin Gonzales in Prague. In early January, the Armenian Prosecutor General's Office filed the extradition request with the Czech Republic.