As a result of comprehensive operational-search, operational-investigative measures to combat illicit drug trafficking, carried out by employees of the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry from January 1, 2021 to date, 6,647 drug-related crimes were revealed, Report learnt from the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Police Major Elshad Hajiyev.

In connection with the revealed crimes, 4,296 people were brought to criminal responsibility, and various preventive measures were taken against them.

This year, 2,789 kg of narcotic drugs, over 231 kg of psychotropic substances, 52, 245 kg of hemp bushes were withdrawn from the illegal turnover.