BAKU: As a result of operational search carried out by the State Security Service, a group of conspirators who regularly smuggled large quantities of strong substances from the Russian Federation into the Republic of Azerbaijan, illegally obtained, stored and transported them for the purposes of sale, citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan suspected of committing other illegal acts Emil Kamran oglu Asadov, Shahin Mirhuseyn oglu Huseynov, Asif Siyafaddin oglu Babayev, Rashad Shahin oglu Huseynov, Vasif Zulfugar oglu Musayev, Emil Khandadash oglu Aliyev and Zaur Namaz oglu Namazov has been detained.
According to the Public Relations Department of the State Security Service, during a search of the cars and apartments of the named persons, a large number of different types of strong substances and other material evidence were found and confiscated.
Criminal proceedings have been instituted by the State Security Service under Articles 206.3.2 (smuggling by a group of accomplices) and 240.3.2 (trafficking in large quantities of strong or toxic substances) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Currently, criminal proceedings are underway against the named persons.
On the other hand, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a phone call to President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on the 102nd anniversary of the liberation of Baku on 15 September.
Noting that the Caucasian Islamic Army under the leadership of Nuru Pasha had liberated Baku from Armenian and Bolshevik occupation together with the Azerbaijani National Army and volunteers, the head of state said the martyrs who gave their lives in the battles were commemorated with deep respect and their memory would always live in the hearts of our people.
President Ilham Aliyev noted that he had sent a congratulatory letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on this significant event. The head of state noted that 15 September was still celebrated as an example of devotion to the memory of our ancestors. In this regard, events are being held in Baku and various regions of Azerbaijan.
President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan thanked President Ilham Aliyev for the phone call, conveyed his congratulations to President Ilham Aliyev and said that he had also sent a letter to the Azerbaijani President on this occasion.