Azerbaijani and Russian law-enforcement agencies have launched a joint cross-border operation called “Border-Shield”, APA’s Shaki-Zagatala bureau reports.
The operation is being held in Azerbaijan’s north, north-west districts near the Russian-Azerbaijani border. Police posts are installed at the entrances to the districts..
The operation, which is taking place on the basis of a joint agreement between Azerbaijan and Russia, aims to carry out complex measures to neutralize organized criminal groups and terrorists, to prevent the smuggling of drugs and weapons, as well as expose financial and material resources aimed at conducting other illegal actions.
The operation will continue until June 10.