Armenian State Revenue Committee officers arrested over bribe-taking

Armenian State Revenue Committee officers arrested over bribe-taking

Armenia's National Security Service reported about a bribery case in the State Revenue Committee.

According to the press office of the National Security Service, officers at the Committee have been caught red-handed as they received an AMD 1-million bribe from the head of a diamond-cutting company, though they have initially demanded AMD 2 million bringing against him groundless accusations, related to formalization of turnover invoices, and threatening with numerous audits. Putting the entrepreneur in bind, they extorted the money from him.  

The acceptance of the bribe was observed by national security officers, and the two offenders were arrested on the scene. 

A criminal case is opened and an investigation was launched into the case, ARKA reported.

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