The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan says it sent police officers to Armenia to solve the situation regarding Armenian cars after it was told that citizens of Kazakhstan and Armenia had set up a fraudulent scheme, writes NUR.KZ.
Armenia introduced the technical regulations for its automobiles the latest out of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The country introduced them in 2020, and until then, all citizens of Armenia could drive cars lower than Euro-4 class and manufactured in 2007.
Kazakhstan set a ban on such cars back in 2015.
According to Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Marat Kozhayev, the Kazakhs took advantage of the escape-routes specified in the requirements of the two countries and formulated Armenian documents through different ways, making it seem like they were residing in Armenia, and the cars were imported to Kazakhstan based on those documents.
Kozhayev added that citizens of Kazakhstan are addressing law-enforcement authorities with statements that they had been involved in fraudulent schemes when purchasing cars in Armenia.