Police seize 1.7 tons of drugs in SE Iran

TEHRAN, Oct. 28 (MNA) – The Police Chief of Sistan and Balouchestan province in southeastern Iran said Sunday that police forces of the province have successfully seized 1,764 kilograms of different drugs in one operation.

Reports were presented to the police indicating that drug smugglers are about to transfer a considerable amount of drugs in Saravan region, said Brigadier General Mohammad Ghanbari.

Police forces waited in ambush for about 12 hours in probable routes of smugglers before arresting two smugglers and seizing their shipment, he added.

1,680,400 grams of opium, 53,900 grams of Morphine, 19,560 grams of hashish, 8,200 grams of heroin, and 2,600 grams of other drugs were seized in the operation, Ghanbari noted.

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

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