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Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:46
Nearly 2.5 Tons of Opium Seized in Southeastern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Police in Sistan and Balouchestan province confiscated 2.453 tons of opium during an operation at Mirjaveh border, Provincial Police Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Ghanbari said on Wednesday.

“Hearing the news that members of a professional drug-trafficking band were transferring a big haul of narcotics from the Southeastern borders of Mirjavah to the Central parts of province, the city's anti-narcotics police put the issue on the agenda,” Ghanbari said.

He added that tracking the band’s move, the police forces entered an armed conflict with the smugglers, and seized 2,453 kilograms of opium and some ammunition.

This commander noted that the smugglers used the night darkness and escaped to the highlands of the area.

In a relevant operation in the same region, Police forces confiscated 936 kilograms of illicit drugs along Iran's Southeastern borders, a local commander said on Sunday.

“Our guards gathered intelligence on the activities of a drug-trafficking gang on Mirjaveh border region,” Chief of Sistan and Balouchestan Border Guards Brigadier General Mohammad Mollashahi said, adding, “and found out that the smugglers wanted to transfer the drugs to the Central and Northern parts of the country.”

Iran is in the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking and thousands of Iranian police forces have been so far martyred to protect the world from the danger of drugs.

The Iranian anti-narcotic police have always staged periodic operations against drug traffickers and dealers, but the latest reports - which among others indicate an improved and systematic dissemination of information - reveal that the world's most forefront and dedicated anti-narcotic force (as UN drug-campaign assessments put it) has embarked on a long-term countrywide plan to crack down on the drug trade since several years ago.

The Iranian police officials maintain that drug production in Afghanistan has undergone a 40-fold increase since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.

Afghan and western officials blame Washington and NATO for the change, saying that allies have "overlooked" the drug problem since invading the country 19 years ago.

 

 

 

 

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