Abrahamyan’s weapons used during March 2008 events

Abrahamyan’s weapons used during March 2008 events

According to preliminary operative data, the weapons and ammunition that were found at the former mechanic-repair plant belonging to Armenian ex-prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan, were used during the events that occurred in Yerevan on March 1, 2008, director of the National Security Service of Armenia Artur Vanetsyan said today.

"Those weapons were used by people who were not included in the law enforcement system," Vanetsyan said

Even though the NSS chief did not mention Abrahamyan, he pointed out that the weapons and ammunitions were found in an area which in fact belonged to Abrahamyan and his family.

"I can only say that persons who were bodyguards, ‘supporters,’ and so on participated in the March 1 events," News.am cited Vanetsyan as saying.

He noted that everything will be cleared as a result of Abrahamyan’s explanation and confirmed that Abrahamyan is currently in Armenia.

The Armenian National Security Service said in a statement earlier that it had found weapons on the property of a former mechanical plant believed to have belonged to Hovik Abrahamyan.