Former Finance Minister is arrested, Azeri Interior Minister says

Politics Materials 17 October 2005 15:11 (UTC +04:00)

“Fikrat Yusifov, the former Finance Minister, was arrested on the base of the data
received by the operative group under the Ministry of Internal Affairs,” Ramil Usubov, the Interior Minister, said.

Yusifov possessed a Makarov gun at his detention. 100,000 euros and 60,000 dollars were also revealed as a result of the search carried out in his flat.

According to Usubov, the information earlier received by the Ministry said that Yusifov figured in rendering of financial aid to illegal actions.

Usubov also noted that the law-enforcement bodies took urgent measures over the last several hours on the base of the data entering the Ministry. “We received information on keeping of arms in some places. We are currently taking appropriate measures,” he underlined.