About  |  contact  |  Search  |  RSS
Last Update: 1 Day and 15 Hour and 39 Minute ago
News code: 27461
Published Date: Monday 13 May 2019 - 08:19:47
Print 

Police seize 2.6 tons of narcotics in Iran’s Saravan

Police seize 2.6 tons of narcotics in Iran’s Saravan
IRAN  - Iran’s drug combat squads have seized 2,605 kilograms of illicit drugs in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan in a single operation, a provincial police commander announced on Sunday.


Police Chief of Sistan and Balouchestan province Brigadier General Mohammad Ghanbari said the big consignment was captured during a midnight battle between the antinarcotics force and a gang attempting to smuggle the drugs into the country in Saravan border regions.

The busted consignment contained 2,425 kilograms of opium, 34.4 kilograms of morphine, 23.4 kilograms of hashish, 2.2 kilograms of heroin and 122.45 kilograms of other narcotics, he said.

General Ghanbari added that two offenders were detained, and some weapons, including two AK47 rifles and an RPG launcher, were confiscated by the police after an hour of escape and pursuit.

The Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug-trafficking over the past three decades, despite its high economic and human costs. The war on drug trade originating from Afghanistan has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Iranian police officers over the past four decades. The country has spent more than hundreds of millions of dollars on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries.

 

News Code: 27461
Published Date: Monday 13 May 2019 - 08:19:47
No Comment,Be the first one who comments.
Comments

Name

email  

website

Comment  

Security code [*]: Please enter correct answer in security box.:

 = 7-2

Opinion
Assassination of Gen. Solaymani, grave violation of Int. law
Assassination of Gen. Solaymani, grave violation of Int. law
Amir Biparva, PhD in Public International Law
What's All the Buzz About 2019 Iran Gasoline Protests?
What's All the Buzz About 2019 Iran Gasoline Protests?
Alireza Hashemi, Iranian journalist
Pompeo’s hatred of Iran arises from his deep-rooted Islamophobia
Pompeo’s hatred of Iran arises from his deep-rooted Islamophobia
Yuram Abdullah Weiler, US-based political critic and writer
How Iran's Protests Are Different from Iraq, Lebanon
How Iran's Protests Are Different from Iraq, Lebanon
Hamidreza Gholamzadeh, head of Peace Sprit Foundation