Azerbaijan renders harmless 26 transnational organized crime groups in 2011
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 15 / Trend, E. Mehdiyev /
Last year, Azerbaijan rendered harmless 26 transnational organized crime groups and individuals engaged in illicit drug trafficking in 2011, Azerbaijani Deputy National Security Minister Ali Shafiyev said on Thursday.
He said more than 600 kilograms of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances were seized from criminals. Seven international criminal groups and 24 individuals have been neutralized as a result of joint operations with Russian and Ukrainian counterparts. Some 353 kilograms of drugs were seized from the criminals, Shafiyev said.