German government notes increased activity of ‘Armenian mafia’ in country

This is stated in the response to the parliamentary request of the political party Alternative for Germany. The Federal Republic of Germany is considering OCGs consisting of ethnic Armenians in the wider context of Russian-Eurasian organized crime, the document says, reports Crime Rossia citing Vestnik Kavkaza.  At the same time, Armenian mafia structures rank 4th in the number of criminal cases initiated against them in the fight against representatives of the ‘Russian-Eurasian’ organized crime in 2017. The first three are occupied respectively by citizens of Russia, Germany itself, and Lithuania. Recall that in early November 2018, Der Spiegel and the MDR television company, citing the report of the Federal Criminal Police Office, published the results of a joint investigative journalistic report on the activities of Armenian mafia structures in Germany. In the opinion of the German law enforcement officers representatives of the criminal Armenian elites control Armenian ethnic organized criminal groups of the federal state of Thuringia and other regions of the republic.Armenian Ambassador to Germany Ashot Smbatyan was mentioned in the investigation report.

 

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