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Azerbaijan, Russia jointly bolster border security

09-21-2011 10:37 BJT

BAKU, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- A large-scale operation codenamed "Border Shield" jointly launched by Azerbaijan and Russia to tighten border security is underway in eight Azerbaijani regions bordering Russia, Azerbaijan's interior ministry said Tuesday.

According to the ministry, the operation, which will last until Sept. 23, is executed by Azerbaijani and Russian law-enforcement forces.

The operation in Gakh region of Azerbaijan led to the detention of a criminal suspect wanted by Pervomaysky region of Dagestan, Russia, and the confiscation of a large amount of ammunition that included a 16-caliber hunting rifle, bullets and explosives of various sorts.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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