Police seize about 10 kg of drugs in northern region

by Vugar Khalilov

The press service of the Sheki regional group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs told Azertag that the police of the Balakan region seized about 10 kg of drugs during the operation in the region.

In the report, it was stated that Baku residents Nurlan Rzayev and Elchin Karakmazlı, who had been convicted several times before, and Sumgait resident Zaur Rzayev, were detained on charges of seizing a large amount of drugs and psychotropic substances smuggled into the country and selling them online.

While searching Rzayev’s vehicle, 7.4 kilograms of dry marijuana, about 2 kilograms of heroin and 312 grams of methamphetamine and heroin were seized.

During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that Rzayev was involved in drug trafficking by a drug dealer living in one of the countries neighboring Azerbaijan and smuggling drugs into the country.

The foreigner had previously asked Rzayev to smuggle drugs from the Balakan region to Georgia for 5,000 AZN ($3,000). However, Rzayev and his friends were caught by the police while trying to buy drugs from the specified places.

The detainees were handed over to the investigation along with the material evidence and the investigation continues.

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