1.2 tons of opium seized in Bushehr province

TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) – Iran's coast guard forces have seized 1.2 tons of opium in the port city of Deylam, Bushehr province, in the Persian Gulf.

Valiollah Rezaee-Nejad, the southern province’s coast guard commander, broke the news, saying, the large haul was hidden in the outlying regions of the port city, which was discovered during a single operation. 

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.

According to Rezaee-Nejad, some 1.9 tons of illicit drugs have been discovered and confiscated in the province during the current fiscal year (started in March).

Earlier in November, the coast guards seized an opium haul of 960 kg in Genaveh Port, located near Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf.

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