Azerbaijan sentences individuals accused of smuggling on Azerbaijani-Russian border
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 20 / Trend, H.Bagirov /
Azerbaijan sentenced individuals accused of smuggling from Azerbaijan to Russia and vice-versa.
Today Serious Crimes Court sentenced Russian citizen, resident of the city of Astrakhan Yunus Bedigov to 11 years imprisonment, Khachmaz region resident Shirzal Fatullayev, Firuz Fatullayev and Adalat Dadashov to six years imprisonment.
The accused are charged under articles 206.3.2 (smuggling on preliminary arrangement by group of people), 228.2.1 (illegal purchase, transfer, selling, storage, transportation and carrying of fire-arms, accessories to it, supplies, explosiveson preliminary arrangement by group of people) of the criminal code.
As a result of measures taken by staff of the Ministry of National Security (MNS) in cooperation with the Prosecutor General's Office, were arrested members of organized gang involved in smuggling from Azerbaijan to Russia and vice-versa September 17 of 2009.
Yunus Bedigov, Shirzal and Natig Fatullayev on Gazel car with state mark 01 BX 554 driven by Firuz arrived at the beach in Khachmaz district, where they were arrested while loading boxes filled with expensive goods on the motor-boat, interrupting border of Azerbaijan with Russia.
Other members of the gang of Jamo and Elman, who for security of organized criminal gang were on duty on a motorcycle "Honda", were also arrested.
During the operation, the criminals did not obey the special group "Gartal" of the Ministry of National Security and began shooting. As a result of retaliatory shooting by MNS, Natig Fatullayev was defused, and another gang member Yunus Bedigov was wounded and hospitalized.
During the inspection of the scene in cooperation with local law-enforcement officers, was discovered a pistol "Makarov". A criminal case was filed over the fact under articles 206.4, 228.1 and 315.2 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. Investigation department on heinous crimes of Prosecutor's Office is investigating the fact.
Investigation of all the facts of the criminal case, the operational-search measures to discover other participants of illegal activities are continuing.
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