Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Samir Ali – Trend:
Seventy-eight criminal groups engaged in drug trafficking were neutralized in Azerbaijan in 2017, the country’s Interior Minister Ramil Usubov said.
He made the remarks at an expanded meeting of the Interior Ministry on Jan. 15, dedicated to the results of fighting crime, protecting public order and ensuring public safety in 2017 and upcoming tasks.
Usubov noted that as a result of activities against drug trafficking, which is a transnational organized crime, 944.5 kilograms of narcotic drugs were seized from illegal traffic, and about 175 tons of bushes of illicitly cultivated and wild marijuana and poppy were eliminated.