The national security service of Armenia has arrested a former Deputy defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Vahan Rihanana on suspicion of having links with organized criminal group.
According to the NSS of Armenia, Rihanana suspected of having links with the criminal gang Arthur Verdanna, who lived in Spain since 1997 and temporarily came to the capital of Armenia in 2015.
Members of the group of Vardanank detained in Armenia in late November. They seized firearms, including rifles and pistols, and grenade launchers and grenades.
Vahan Shirkhanyan was a Deputy of the Armenian Parliament and held various government posts.