Azerbaijani State Security Service prevents smuggling of big batch of drugs (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
An Azerbaijani national, who tried to smuggle a big batch of drugs into the country, was detained as a result of special operation carried out by the State Security Service (SSS) of Azerbaijan, the Service’s press service told Trend Nov. 11.
According to the press service, the State Security Service received information that Azerbaijani citizen, Babek Eyvazov, left his sister Minaya Eyvazova as a hostage with Iranian drug traffickers and agreed to bring a big batch of narcotics to Azerbaijan.
As a result of operational activities, Eyvazov, who illegally crossed the state border of Azerbaijan, bypassing checkpoints in the direction of the Shevgo village of Astara district and carried 3,012.23 grams of heroin and a big number of methadone tablets to Azerbaijan, was detained.
A criminal case was filed by the State Security Service against Babek Eyvazov on charges of illegally crossing the state border, drug trafficking and other facts. He was arrested by a court decision.
Minaya Eyvazova, along with the documents proving the identity of Babek Eyvazov, was returned to Azerbaijan.
Currently, the investigation continues.