Last year the State Border Service of Azerbaijan (SBS) jointly with the Ministry of National Security (MNS) and the Interior Ministry performed successful operatinal mesaures, the SBS head Elchin Guliyev told the conference on 23 February held at the SBS central office, Trend reports.
At the result of the operational-search and investigation bodies activities 14 criminal groups engaged in illegal migrant transit, an organized smuggling, making forged documents was neutralized. At the result of measures aimed at detecting intelligence and subversive activities against our country by foreign special services bodies involvement of 3 Azerbaijan citizens to secret collaboration have been revealed.
В"2 781 violators of border have been detained in 2005, which breached the state border and the frontier regime. From the detained 297 are citizens of Azerbaijan, 199 of Georgia, 81- Iran, 63 Russia, 30 Turkey, 26 Uzbekistan , 25 Pakistan, 22- Kirgizistan, 16 - Moldova. The number of trespassers reduced 5,5% as compared to 2004. During this period the channels for entering the European countries by the citizens of the third countries with forged documents, which used Azerbaijan as transit country have been revealed. 153 citizens attempted to cross our country with forged documents and 42 citizens using the documents of other persons, Guliyev said.
According to the SBS head, during the year the frontier violators have showed resistance to the frontier guars at the state border.12 kg,755,9 gram of narcotic substances have been seized from 37 persons who tried to carry it through the border.