By Akbar Mammadov
Azerbaijan's State Border Service (SBS) has prevented the smuggling of the total of 55 kilograms and 360 grams of narcotics from Iran in the past few days, SBS press service said on 12 May.
Thus, on May 11, border guards prevented a trespasser from crossing the Azerbaijani-Iranian border in the service area of the border post near Ahmadli village of Southern Beylagan district, the SBS reported. The trespasser disobeyed the border guard's command to stop and fled back to Iran, leaving behind narcotic substances in the amount of 37.9 kg.
The drugs found in cellophane packages include 19,180 grams of "opium", 16,305 grams of "heroin", 2,415 grams of a "marijuana"-like drug.
Earlier, on May 10, border guards found 11.9 kg of drugs in a bag containing 4,900 grams of "marijuana", 3,450 grams of "heroin", 1,550 grams of "opium", 2,000 grams of "metafetamine", 3,800 units of "methadone M-40" in three pacakges in the service area of the border post located near Astara district’s Orujmahalla village.
In yet another development on May 10, the border guards found 5.56 kilograms of a "heroin"-like drug in the service area of the border post near the village of Pelikash, Astara region in a joint operation carried out with the Ministry of Interior.
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