Preliminary hearing held for APFP deputy chairperson accused of smuggling

Preliminary hearing held for APFP deputy chairperson accused of smuggling
# 01 December 2017 09:48 (UTC +04:00)

The Gazakh District Court held on Friday a preliminary hearing on the case of deputy chairperson of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) Gozal Bayramli.

The court rejected petitions filed by the defendant’s lawyer.

A judicial review was scheduled for December 13.

Earlier, the State Border Service reported that as a result of the measures jointly taken by Azerbaijan’s border guards and customs officers, 55-year-old Baku resident Gozal Bayramli was detained at the Shikhli border checkpoint in Gazakh district on May 25, 2017 while attempting to cross from Georgia into the country with undeclared 12,000 US dollars in her hand luggage.

A criminal case was initiated against Gozal Bayramli under Article 206.1 (smuggling) of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.

An initial investigation revealed that when Bayramli left Azerbaijan for Georgia on May 24, 2017, she had no cash to be declared.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED