Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. E.Huseynli, K.Zarbaliyeva / A high ranking Internal Ministry's official was murdered on 4 November during an armed conflict between police and smugglers who were illegally carrying drugs from Iran to Azerbaijan.
The operation to apprehend the gang uniting Azerbaijanis and Iranians engaged in drug smuggling was held in Azerbaijan's Jalilabad region.
Jalilabad is located 230km south of Baku.
As a result of the operation Colonel-Lieutenant Namig Musayev, the chief of the Central Anti Crime Department at the Internal Ministry of Azerbaijan, was murdered. Heroine was seized from the gang.
A criminal case has been filed.
A similar incident occurred in the region of Jalilabad several months ago. Then the criminals shot at the car of Azi Aslanov, the chief of the Central Anti Drugs Department at the Internal Ministry of Azerbaijan.