People trying to smuggle drugs from Iran to Azerbaijan opened fire on border guards.
About this State Border Service (SBS) and The Prosecutor General’s Office issued a joint statement.
Reported that, April 4 at 20: At about 45 in the service area of the border post of the Horadiz frontier detachment of the Border Troops of the SBS near the Shikhaliagali village of the Jabrayil region, the head of the border patrol, soldier Hasanzadeh Farid Rahman oglu and Soldier Maharramov Gabil Elgun oglu, a member of the naryad, observed that 6 armed unknown persons violated the state border from the Islamic Republic of Iran in the direction of Azerbaijan.
The border post was raised by the Silaha team, and the service area was completely closed.
Border violators were persecuted by the border guard with the order “Stop” and warning shots were fired into the air. However, the violators did not obey the order, the border guards snowThey tried to kill the border guards by firing firearms.
High vigilance in the event of a border violation and Demonstrated courage and neutralized one of the trespassers by using weapons in accordance with the requirements of the Law of Azerbaijan “On State Border”. The other 5 people managed to get away from the area, taking advantage of the dense reeds and dark weather.
The defendant was identified as Behnam Balai, an Iranian citizen, born in 1996. He was found with an AKM Kalashnikov assault rifle and three packages of drugs weighing 32 kilograms 270 grams.
As a result of intensive search operations carried out by special search teams using unmanned aerial vehicles to detain other border trespassers, one of the trespassers, Iranian citizen Mohammad Zarehi Taghi, was found and detained in a reed field along the border. and search operations are underway.
The Iranian side was informed about the incident through the border office.