Great volume of drugs withdrawn from Azerbaijani residents

Politics Materials 15 April 2009 18:54 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 15 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/

Great amount of narcotics were withdrawn from residents of Baku, the Interior Ministry told Trend on April 15.

Officers of the Jalilabad Region Police Office and Interior Ministry Central Department Combating Organized Criminality withdrew 30.465 kilogram of hashish from resident of Baku Habil Hajiyev and Nasimi Shirinov.

The case is under investigations.

In 2008, bodies of the interior ministry withdrew 651 kilogram of narcotics (1.9 times more compared to 2007) from illegal turnover and prevented smuggling roughly 159 kilograms of narcotics (1.1 times more compared to 2007).

A total of 2,085 (91.8 percent) of 2,271 drug criminals are unemployed and uneducated people, 530 - (23.4 percent) - are former criminals, 57 (2.5 percent) - women, 5 (0.2 percent) are under age.

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