Azerbaijan seizes just under one ton of heroin in fruit shipment

Azerbaijani customs officials have stopped an attempt to traffic 930 kgs of heroin to Ukraine, the Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan reported on Saturday. According to the committee, 1,884 packages wrapped in yellow paper were found in a truck transporting fruit from Iran to Ukraine.

"Upon inspecting the packages, we found overall 933 kilograms and 155 grams of heroin," the Customs Committee said in a statement.

The United States has been accusing the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps's Quds Force, an Iranian special forces, specifically its former general, Gholamreza Baghbani, of trafficking drugs to Europe.


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