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05.08.2017 | In the Prosecutor's Office of Shirak region two more criminal cases have been initiated on the fact of illegal forest cuttings

On the 22nd and 23rd of July a lorry with firewood have been found on the crossroad of Gorki and Gogunts streets in Gyumri, and in the outskirts of the village Spandaryan. The drivers of these lorries did not present any documents justifying their right to obtain the firewood.

Materials have been prepared at Kumayri division of Shirak District Department of the RA Police. In the result of intelligence activities it was found out that the driver of the above mentioned lorry deals with firewood trade and on the 22nd of July with his friend from the village of Dsegh of Lori Region came to Gyumri to sell the illegally obtained firewood.

Materials have been prepared in connection with the second case in Artik Division of Shirak District Department of the RA Police.

According to the materials habitant of Vanadzor K. V. illegally cut trees form the forest near Lori region and transported the firewood to Shirak region. Some part of the fire wood has been sold, the rest was found during the checking of the lorry by the policemen.

Taking into account the circumstance that the crime flagrantly contains signs of extremely large damage regarding illegal forest cuttings a criminal case has been initiated under Article 296 part 1 of the RA Criminal Code.