Iran is intensifying the fight against smuggling in the Ardabil province bordering with Azerbaijan.
Iran has allocated additional funds to ensure the security and prevent smuggling on the border with Azerbaijan, Iranian Deputy Border Troops Commander Yaqub Rzazade said at the meeting with the border guards at the Mugan-Parsabad border checkpoint.
The country installs special equipment for border security in its Bilasuvar region, he said. The similar equipment will be installed in 90 mountainous areas on the Azerbaijan-Iran border in 2010.
However, Rzazade did not provide information about size of the allocated funds. He did not specify what kind of equipment is placed in the Bilasuvar region either.
Azerbaijan has repeatedly demanded Iran to strengthen the border control system to curb drug smuggling.