SBS: Volume of narcotic brought to Azerbaijan from Iran increased by ninefold

SBS: Volume of narcotic brought to Azerbaijan from Iran increased by ninefold
# 07 April 2023 16:01 (UTC +04:00)

In the last 5 years, the volume of narcotics imported from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Azerbaijan has increased ninefold, 9 times, deputy head of the State Border Service (SBS) for operational and search work, Firuz Shirinzada said in an interview with APA.

He stressed that in 2018, 144.8 kg, and in 2022, 1 ton and 302 kg of narcotic drugs were detected by the SBS while being illegally imported from the state border with Iran:

"In the last 5 years, 55 Iranian citizens have been detained and prosecuted for drug smuggling."

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