Azerbaijan, Baku, 26 January / Тrend corr E. Huseynli / For prevention of illegal migration in Azerbaijan 990 foreigners having no adequate documents were detained in 2007, with 632 of them evicted from the country, the Azerbaijani Interior Minister Colonel-General Ramil Usubov said 26 January at a collective meeting at the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry dedicated to the results of the activities intended for prevention of delinquency and provision of social security in 2007.
As compared to 2006, the number of hard crimes, including calculated homicides, larceny, robbery, and hijacking cases decreased in 2007. Such very hard crimes as kidnapping and brigandage have not been registered.
According to Usubov , as compared the previous years, the number of drugs trafficking crimes increased by 133 in 2007, human trafficking by 47, smuggling by 16, fraud by 30, corruption by 5.
The Minister said that about 92.2% of crimes were solved, but the number of unsolved crimes comprises 10.3% for the mentioned period.
Over 410 crimes, which remained unsolved for 20 years, were solved.
According to Usubov , 238 gang groups including 872 people, who committed 638 hard crimes, were detained as a result of the operations implemented against different types of trans-national organized crime, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, illegal migration, as well as organized gangs.
During the mentioned period the number of crimes decreased by 7.7%, as well as the number of crimes committed by former prisoners decreased by 12%.
Some 72.15% of the accused were detained in the country and the number of those who are searched for decreased by 10.55% as compared to 2006. Nine persons were detained in accordance with 11 criminal files on counterfeit money and securities. A total of 132 bank notes with a face-value of $100 and more than 1,100 bank notes with a tenor of AZN100 were withdrawn from them.
According to Minister, 283 trafficking crimes were solved and 300 people were made answerable, which is 34.1% more as compared to 2006. Moreover, 33 groups including 85 people were detained; 198 people were made answerable in accordance with 206 criminal cases.