Police seize 273 kg of drugs in E Tehran

TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – The police forces of east of Tehran province, Iran have seized 273 Kilogram of opium during two separate operations in Qom - Garmsar Freeway.

The Police Commander of East of Tehran, Kiumars Azizi said on Tuesday that the police forces seized two consignments of illegal drugs in Qom - Garmsar Freeway during two separate operations.

273kg opium was seized during operations and three smugglers were arrested and have been handed over to the judicial officials, he added.

Recently, the spokesperson of Iran Drug Control Headquarters said that 298,172 kg of illicit drugs have been identified and confiscated by Iranian anti-narcotics police in various operations in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 – July 21), adding that the level of drug discoveries have increased 7 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.

Iran is at 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 reports, in 2018 alone, Iranian forces carried out 1,557 operations against drug traffickers, seizing approximately 807 tons of different types of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

According to the World Drug Report 2019” of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in 2017, Iran had seized the largest quantity of opiates, accounting for 39% of the global total.

ZZ/4703753

News Code 149378

Tags

Your Comment

You are replying to: .
  • 6 + 1 =