Department of Public Relation's press release

November 11, 2017
Citizen of Azerbaijan, Babek Eyvazov, left his sister Minaya Eyvazova as a hostage at Iranian drug traffickers and attempts to smuggle large amount of drugs into Azerbaijan.
B.Eyvazov, who illegally crossed the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan aside the checkpoints in the direction of Shavgo village of Astara district and attempts to smuggle large amount of drugs, 3 kilograms and 12.23 grams of heroin and large amount of methadone tablets into Azerbaijan, was caught red-handed as a result of operational measures. He was detained under a court judgment according to the criminal case initiated at the State Security Service for illegally crossing state border, illegal drug trafficking and other facts.
Minaya Eyvazova has been taken back to the country together with Babek Eyvazov's identity documents.
Investigation is underway.