Azerbaijan National Security Ministry Neutralizes Another Gang involved in Illegal Drug Trafficking
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / The Azerbaijan National Security Ministry neutralized organized transnational gang of the foreigners, engaged in the illegal transport of the drugs through the Iran-Azerbaijan route. Some 142kg of the heroine was seized from the group, stated the Ministry's Centre on Public Relations. The plan was to transmit drugs from Azerbaijan to Europe.
On 5 Dec 2007, the Turkish citizens Hasib Yilmaz Pekgurlar, Akgun Huseyn Osman, Kilijaplar Mahmat Haji, Aydar Javdat Ali, as well as the Iranian citizen Ahmad, illegally made an attempt to transmit the drugs through the customs, from Iran to Azerbaijan border. Later it was revealed that Kilijaplar, who drive the automobile of SCANIA mark of the Turkish Unlu Kahramanlar company, engaged in the international transmissions, handed the automobile to Ahmad in the territory of Iran. Kilijaplar had hidden 142kg of heroine in the fuel tank of the automobile, and later Ahmad returned the automobile to him. On 5 Dec, Kilijaplar illegally transported the drug from Iran to Azerbaijan, through the customs service Astara and delivered it in Baku.
Kilijaplar left the car with a large amount of drug, in the TIR park situated in the Sulutapa village of Absheron region. On 10 Dec at 23:00, Pekgurlar, Akgun and Aydar met Kilijaplar, and the latter passed the heroine hided in the automobile. They put the heroine in the six sport bags and hided the drugs in the Mercedes mark driven by Akgun. On their way back to the apartment of Akgun, they were detained by the officials of the Ministry. A criminal case has been filed against the fact. Pekgurlar, Akgun, Aydar and Kilijaplar were arrested.