ICRC terminates contracts with drivers engage in smuggling in Karabakh


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has acknowledged that its cars have been transporting illegal cargo through the Lachin checkpoint on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border.

Thus, contracts with 4 drivers of those vehicles have been terminated.

The ICRC noted that it is aware of concerns raised about the transport of unauthorized goods across the Lachin road and does not support any such activity.

"However, we regret that without our knowledge four hired drivers tried to transport some commercial goods in their own vehicles which were temporarily displaying the ICRC emblem. These individuals were not ICRC staff members and their work service contracts were immediately terminated by the ICRC. Our work along the Lachin corridor is always strictly humanitarian," the  statement reads.

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