Police seize 1.4 tons of drugs in SE Iran

TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) – The Police Chief of Sistan and Balouchestan province in southeastern Iran said Wednesday on that police forces of the province have successfully seized 1,496 kilograms of different drugs through an operation.

Brigadier General Mohammad Ghanbari said that drug smugglers were after transferring a significant amount of drugs from border areas of Khash country to central provinces when Police forces seized their shipment after having an armed conflict with the band.

1,425,300 grams of opium, 69,768 grams of heroin, and 1,850 grams of other drugs were seized in the operation, along with two AK47 rifles, and a large number of cartridges, Ghanbari noted.

Also, two of the smugglers were killed during the operation while three others were arrested, he added.

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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