231 kg narcotics smuggling from Iran to Azerbaijan confiscated

231 kg narcotics smuggling from Iran to Azerbaijan confiscated
# 29 December 2008 14:20 (UTC +04:00)
Citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mikayil Aslani, citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan Etibar Mehraliyev, Etibar Aliyev, Zamin Samadov, Natig Balayev, Tarlan Muradov, Rza Ahmadov and others brought huge part of narcotics avoiding the customs control and smuggling it through the Azerbaijan water area in the Caspian Sea. Resident of Neftchala Region Etibar Mehraliyev received 231 kg hashish from the Iranian citizens, whose names are identified by the police now, in Kurkame Isle in the territory of Gizilagac national reserve on December 23 and carried the narcotics in his own boat and hid it in the coastal area of Neftchala Region. Iranian citizen Mikayil Aslani came to Azerbaijan legally on December 24 to take narcotics from Etibar Mehraliyev and to hand over to resident of Astara Region Etibar Aliyev. Zamin Samadov met Aslani and led him to the Etibar Aliyev’s house in Astara Region. Moreover, Mikhail Aslani and Zamin Samadov arrived at Neftchala region by car marked Opel and Etibar Aliyev, Tarlan Muradov and Natig Balayev, Rza Ahmadov by car marked VAZ 2106. These men took over 180 kg hashish from Etibar Mehraliyev.
Two of cars were detained near Lankaran during operations carried out by National Security Ministry and over 180 kg hashish was confiscated. Over 50 kg hashish from house owned by brother of Mehraliyev was confiscated as well.
National Security Ministry Main Department Combating Crimes has launched criminal case under Articles 206.4 (Smuggling committed by the organized group), 234.4.1 and 234.4.3 (Illegal manufacturing, purchase, storage, transportation, transfer or selling of narcotics, psychotropic substances on preliminary arrangement by group of persons or organized group and in large amount). These men were held accountable. The investigation is under way.
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