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Azerbaijan fires four customs guards after record heroin seizure

by | Aug 30, 2014
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(DF Watch.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Four employees of Azerbaijan’s customs service have been fired following the seizure in Georgia of 2.8 tons of liquid heroin in July.

According to the Azerbaijani newspaper Eni Musavat, the four fired employees were working at the custom’s check-point Astara, where the heroin was confiscated.

The investigation into the case is continuing in Azerbaijan as well.

The newspaper also writes that the domestic investigation is continuing and it is not excluded that several more officials will be fired.

July 11, employees of Georgia’s Revenue Service assisted by police conducted an operation to reveal drug trafficking and detained two Georgian citizens. http://dfwatch.net/georgia-seizes-record-2-8-tons-of-heroin-hidden-in-trailer-72803

A truck loaded with heroin crossed the border entering Georgia from, and planning to go on to Turkey.

93 barrels, each carrying 30 kg of heroin, were confiscated. This is more than a seizure in Greece earlier this year, which was called the largest heroin seizure in European history.



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