Azeri police demand $130 from each Iranian truck headed to Armenia

Azeri police demand $130 from each Iranian truck headed to Armenia

September 13, 2021 – 16:16 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijani police officers deployed on the road connecting Armenian settlements in the province of Syunik demand $130 in cash from the drivers of Iranian trucks transporting goods and products to Armenia, a CivilNet correspondent reports from the scene.

“The Iranian drivers revealed that the Azerbaijani police stopped them halfway and informed them that they had entered the Azerbaijani territory,” reporter Gevorg Tosunyan said.

“The Azerbaijanis demanded $130 from each driver. After the drivers said they had no money, the Azeri police took registered the drivers’ passport and car details and said that they should pay the money before the return trip”.

The National Security Service of Armenia reported earlier that the Azerbaijani police are inspecting trucks with Iranian license plates, headed to Armenia. The border guards of the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia and the guards of the border service of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation are working together to resolve the situation.

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