41 missing children found in Azerbaijan's capital: interior ministry
Azerbaijan, Baku, January 14 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva /
Over the past two and a half months, 47 children lost in the capital of
Azerbaijan, 41 of whom were found and returned to their parents.
Some media outlets reported missing of 20 young children in Baku during the last two months of last year and 15 days of this year and that the police paid negligence attitude towards finding these children, the
Interior Ministry representative Ehsan Zahidov told Trend on Jan. 14.
"In this information stated that these children were victims of a criminal group involved in trafficking in children's organs, and the city maniacs," said Interior Ministry spokesman.
According to Zahidov, the information was investigated and made clear that during the reported period, police stations received information from parents about the disappearance of 47 children.
34 such cases accounted for the last two months of last year, and 13 - for the first half of January.
According to him, as a result of the search operations and prevention activities, most of the missing children were found.
"Two of the not found six children disappeared in the last two months of last year, four - have disappeared this year," said Zahidov. He stressed that two of the four children missing this year are brothers and sisters, and cases of disappearances often repeat.
"These children are washing windows of cars and do other work in various parts of the city," said interior ministry spokesman.
Zahidov said that no crime was committed in the recorded facts of the disappearance of children, and the information spread in the media misleads the public.