Members of the organized criminal group involved in smuggling 73 kg of drugs from Iran were detained

Members of an organized criminal group (OCG) who smuggled 73 kg of drugs from Iran have been detained, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan reported. Natig Hajiyev, born in 1987, as well as previously convicted Yusif Huseynov, born in 1990 and Ramid Abdullayev, born in 1985, were detained during operational-search and operational-technical measures carried out by employees of the Main Drug Control Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Baku. 73 kg of narcotic drugs, including 21 kg of heroin, 4 kg of opium, 41 kg of marijuana enriched with psychotropic substances, 7 kg of methamphetamine, as well as 1,500 pieces of methadone tablets were seized from the suspects and at related addresses. It was found that the detainees took drugs from a cache on the side of the road in the Garadagh district, where they were taken and hidden by an Iranian citizen named “Rza”. In fact, a criminal case has been opened, a preventive measure in the form of arrest has been chosen against the detainees, operational search and investigative measures are continuing

Source: Turan News Agency

114 families to be relocated to Fuzuli city as return starts

On August 5, Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons held a draw among the families that will be relocated to the city of Fuzuli at the first stage, APA reports.

144 families – 509 people participated in the draw. Until now, those families lived in temporary settlements in the cities of Baku and Sumgayit, in the territory of Absheron district.

The draw aims to ensure objectivity and transparency in the settlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Representatives of displaced families define the exact address of the houses given to them by drawing lots.

The families who participated in the draw will soon be sent to the city of Fuzuli.

They expressed their gratitude to the President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva for the conditions created in the liberated territories and for the attention and care shown to IDPs.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

Bayern Munich send final bid to Tottenham for Harry Kane, along with deadline

One of the most important potential soccer transfers of the summer involves a German super-team and a 30-year-old English striker, according to Marca. Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been rumored to make a dramatic move to Bayern Munich for over a month. Despite the heavy link, a deal has not been struck as we near the start of the European season. Kane is reportedly open to the move, but Tottenham are unsurprisingly reluctant to move on from the top goalscorer in the club’s history. New reports on Friday state that Bayern has sent one final bid to Tottenham in order to persuade the English club to sell their star. The German club’s bid for Kane is now over 110 million dollars. It would be a record transfer fee for Bayern Munich. In order to pressure Tottenham, Bayern have threatened to move on to other targets if the bid is unsuccessful, and they’ve even given a deadline of Friday by midnight for Tottenham to decide. Tottenham very recently signed tall Argentinian striker Alejo Veliz from Rosario Central for around 16.5 million dollars. That move could forebode a subsequent Kane departure, especially because Kane is in the last season of his contract. This isn’t the first time Spurs are in this position. In 2013, when Real Madrid came calling, the club sold Gareth Bale for what was then a world-record fee. But Tottenham squandered the assets they were given in the move. With the money from the Bale swap, Tottenham signed Paulinho, Christian Eriksen, Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela. Eriksen and Lamela performed admirably during their time with Tottenham. Chadli was fine, but just fine. Paulinho scored 10 goals in 67 games before moving to China. Capoue only appeared in 24 Premier League games before leaving. Chiriches made 43 appearances over two seasons before departing. But the biggest flop of all was Soldado, who only scored seven goals in 52 Premier League appearances despite scoring 88 in LaLiga in the prior six seasons. If Tottenham decide to sell Kane, they’ll be looking to make a more worthwhile investment than in past situations.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Defense Ministry: Azerbaijan Air Force aircraft conduct training flights-VIDEO

In accordance with the training plan for 2023 approved by the Minister of Defense, the Azerbaijan Air Force aircraft are conducting training flights, the ministry told APA.

Practical flights are conducted after military pilots work out their flight skills in the most modern simulators and the crews are informed about the safety rules.

According to the scenario, Su-25ML, Su-25 and MiG-29 aircraft fulfill tasks on takeoff and landing, as well as work out the elements of difficult pilotage and the combat maneuvers at various altitudes at nighttime under limited visibility conditions and in the daytime along designated routes.

During the training flights, young military pilots also improve their flight skills on L-39 aircraft.

All assigned tasks are successfully accomplished during training flights conducted to improve the combat training of military pilots.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

Pedestrian overpass under construction collapses in Osh city

A pedestrian overpass under construction collapsed in Osh city. Video of the incident was published by a journalist Shokhrukh Saipov.

The incident occurred on August 5 at about 1.30 a.m. at the intersection of Navoi and Masaliev streets. Some of the structures collapsed. The Capital Construction Department of the City Hall of the southern capital reported that the reinforcing structure was not damaged.

Sapat Stroy LTD LLC won the competition for construction of this pedestrian overpass, which proposed to implement the project for 45.3 million soms. The company is headed by 26-year-old Amantur Abylov, information about him could not be found in open sources. The City Hall of Osh previously stated that the pedestrian overpass would be built in accordance with all standards, including for people with disabilities, mothers with children and the elderly.

Source: 24.kg News Agency