Armenias occupation of 20 percent of Azeri land negatively affects narcotic situation in the region. One of popular routes of drugs transportation is Afghanistan-Iran-occupied Azeri grounds-Nagorno-Karabakh-Armenia-Georgia-Europe and Afghanistan-Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia. These statements have been made in the report performed by Colonel Mazahir Aliyev, deputy Chief of Anti-Drug Board, at international conference В"Routes of drugs delivery from AfghanistanВ" in Moscow.
The reports states В"Azerbaijans geostrategic location is very attractive for drug dealers trying to use its territory for drugs transportation to EuropeВ". Aliyev said Azerbaijan repeatedly raised and raises the question of joint monitoring at its occupied grounds by international structures but no such structure responds to its incentives. В"There are most favorable conditions in Nagorno-Karabakh to plant drugs. Armenia conceals this fact and we are to suggest it makes a good business with thatВ", - he outlined.
Aliyev said also occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 adjacent areas resulted in loss of control over 123km long section of Azeri-Iranian border. He highly appraised the interaction between Azerbaijan and Iran. Iran, he said, was highly appraised by UN too for its struggle against drug dealing. However, some problems, including those on Azeri-Iranian border, that shall be solved in cooperation.
Speaking of reports by UN, OSCE, EU, NATO, Interpol, CSTO and a number of other international organizations, Aliyev said we do not oppose the facts international authorities reveal. Just contrary, it is good for Azerbaijan, as well as al such conferencesВ".
During 2001-2005, Azerbaijans law-enforcement authorities revealed 10,709 cases linked to illegal turnover of drugs. 822kg of various drugs have been ceased. From this amount 554kg is marijuana, 119kg opium and 35kg heroine and so.