The Prime Minister commented on Mikael Minasyan`s statement on the  relationship of Pashiyan`s brother- in-law with cigarette smuggling

ArmInfo. My public anti-corruption statements do not differ from my non-public statements on this subject. The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced this during a press conference. In connection with the statement...

The Prime Minister commented on Mikael Minasyan`s statement on the  relationship of Pashiyan`s brother- in-law with cigarette smuggling
ArmInfo. My public anti-corruption statements do not differ from my non-public statements on this subject. The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan announced this during a press conference. In connection with the statement of the son-in-law of the third  President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Mikael Minasyan, that the former  head of the National Security Service of Armenia on behalf of the  Prime Minister suggested that he transfer money to the account of one  of the charitable organizations and in exchange all the criminal  cases against relatives and friends of Minasyan will be stopped,  Pashinyan said:  <I believe that law enforcement agencies should deal  with this issue. And, as far as I know, they are dealing with this  issue>. Regarding the statement by Minasyan that the brother-in-law of the  Prime Minister of Armenia, the lawmaker from the "My Step" faction is  connected with the smuggling of cigarettes, Pashinyan emphasized: "My  brother-in-law Hrachya Hakobyan filed a lawsuit in connection with  this issue. I am very glad that a trial will take place, during which  it will become obvious to everyone who is right, who is to blame. But  I would like to emphasize that the State Revenue Committee of Armenia  did not commit any violations. Exporters are to blame, who were going  to export goods to a country, but then changed their minds and  changed course. Law enforcement agencies should also be aware of this  issue, "the prime minister emphasized. It should be noted that on April 29 the Boylernaya'' telegram channel  reported that an attempt has been made smuggling through Krasnodar to  deliver a batch of Armenian cigarettes of various brands with a  tonnage of 40 tons or 2700 boxes. According to the report, the market  value of the cargo is more than 300 million rubles. <The plane that  flew from Yerevan with stops in Krasnodar and then to Dushanbe was  heading to Afghanistan>, the source said. The wanted son-in-law of  the third president of Armenia Mikael Minasyan accused the family of  Prime Minister Pashinyan of smuggling.