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Group, engaged in drug trafficking from Iran to Azerbaijan exposed

Society Materials 25 June 2012 16:21 (UTC +04:00)
As a result of the recent operational measures, a group of people involved in drug smuggling from Iran, have been exposed. About 25 kg of drugs were seized from them.
Group, engaged in drug trafficking from Iran to Azerbaijan exposed

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / Trend M.Aliyev /

As a result of the recent operational measures, a group of people involved in drug smuggling from Iran, have been exposed. About 25 kg of drugs were seized from them.

Azerbaijani citizen Orujov Ruslan and citizen of Iran Rasul, whose identity is being established, brought a large shipment of drugs from Iran to Azerbaijan's Jalilabad region, entering into a criminal conspiracy with a purpose of selling, public relations center of the Azerbaijani Ministry of National Security (MNS) told Trend on Monday.

It was established that in May 2012 Ruslan Orujov went to the Iranian city of Germi and met there with his friend, an Iranian by the name of Rasul and paying him $ 3,000, ordered two kilograms of opium. Rasul smuggled narcotic substance from Iran to the territory of Azerbaijan's Jalilabad region, and hiding it, informed Orujov.

Orujov taking drugs from the pre-approved place, arrived in Baku, where he was detained. As a result of the search 1.750 kg of opium was found and seized from him.

As a result of other operational activity conducted by MNS citizens of Azerbaijan, Javid Kazimov and Shahbaz Hamidov, involved in drug smuggling, have been detained. It was found that Kazimov, Hamidov and citizen of Iran Abuzar, whose identity is being established, brought a large shipment of drugs from Iran to Azerbaijan's Jalilabad region entering into a criminal conspiracy with a purpose of selling. The group members were detained during a secret supply of narcotic substances to Lankaran. During the search 14,859 kilograms of opium were found and seized from them.

As a result of another operational activity carried out by MNS citizens of Azerbaijan, Babek Isayev, his brother Kanan Isayev and Aris Safarov, involved in illegal drug trafficking, were arrested. It was found that Babek and Kanan Isayev, Aris Safarov and citizen of Iran, Mohammed, whose identity is being established brought a large shipment of drugs from Iran to Arvana village of Azerbaijan's Yardimli region entering into a criminal conspiracy with a purpose of selling. Babek Isayev was arrested in Salyan region and 6.766 kg of opium was seized from him. Kanan Isayev was arrested in Yardimli region and Aris Safarov - in Shirvan. More than 1kg of opium was found and seized at Safarov's house.

MNS also arrested in Baku an Azerbaijani citizen Fikret Guliyev, who for a long time managed to hide from law enforcement agencies. During the search a large shipment of narcotic drugs - heroin was seized from him.

The Ministry also detained on June 22 Azerbaijani citizens Irmak Aliyev and Fizz Alesgerov who, entering a conspiracy with Iranian citizen Fuad, whose identity is being established, brought a large shipment of drugs in Azerbaijan. A large shipment of heroin was seized from them.

The ministry began criminal cases under Art. 206.3.2 (smuggling committed by a group of persons by prior agreement), 234.4.1 and 234.4.3 (illegal manufacturing, acquisition, storage, transport, transfer or sale of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or precursors, committed by a group of persons by prior agreement or an organized group on a large scale) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. The above-mentioned persons have been made criminally liable as perpetrators and they have been arrested as a preventive measure.

Investigative and operational activities continue.

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