Azerbaijan prevents smuggling of 40 kg drugs from Ukraine and Iran

Azerbaijan prevents smuggling of 40 kg drugs from Ukraine and Iran
# 18 February 2015 14:44 (UTC +04:00)

Baku - APA. As a result of search operations carried out by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of National Security, the smuggling of a total of 40 kg of drugs from Ukraine and Iran to the country has been prevented, and 15 people suspected of committing illegal acts have been detained.

As a result of the search operations jointly carried out by MNS and the State Customs Committee, nine Azerbaijani and one Ukrainian citizen were detained drug smuggling from Ukraine to the country. A total of more than 24,5 kg of dried marijuana were found and seized, the ministry’s public affairs department told APA.

The State Customs Committee Investigative Department initiated a criminal case over the fact.

The MNS has carried out several search operations against over drug trafficking. As a result, 5 Azerbaijani citizens suspected of smuggling drugs from Iran to Azerbaijan were detained, 15 kg of drugs seized from them.

The MNS Main Investigative Department launched a criminal case over all the facts. Several detainees were put in pretrial detention.

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