170 Kg of opium seized in Lorestan Prov.

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (MNA) – Police forces of Lorestan Province, west of Iran have seized 170 kilograms of illicit drugs in the last 24 hours in Khorramabad.

Police Chief of Lorestan province Second Brigadier General Haji Mohammad Mahdian said on Sunday that 170 kilograms of opium have been seized during the operation in the last 24 hours in Khorramabad.

Five smugglers have been arrested and handed to judiciary officials and three cars have been seized in this regard, he added.

According to the police chief, two trafficking bands have been dismantled in the same operation.

Located near Afghanistan which is one of the main sources of opium production in the world, Iran is on the frontline of the fight against drug trafficking. Iran has lost many forces during this fight. Tehran has always asked for international help in such operations, noting that the other countries, especially European states, should take responsibility and play a positive role in this fight or face its threats themselves. 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.

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