The Armenian National Security Service has charged a senior official of the State Revenue Committee (SRC) with taking a bribe from a mining company, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
The chief inspector of the SRC Goris Tax Inspectorate, being aware that Blue Basalt LLC was engaged in stone mining and sale without permission, as well as didn’t register most of its employees, demanded and received from the company about 600,000 drams in bribes.
Factually, in 2017-2018, the company caused substantial damage to the state by selling around 700 cubic meters of stone at a price of 17,500,000 drams without paying taxes, the statement said.
A criminal case has been initiated. Preliminary investigation is underway.