Drug-trafficking gang dismantled in Mashhad

TEHRAN, Feb. 22 (MNA) – Anti-narcotics Police forces dismantled a drug-trafficking gang in Mashhad on Saturday.

Police forces of Khorasan Razavi province have identified and dismantled a drug gang that distributed heroin and crystal.

12 kg of heroin and crystal have been seized during the operation.

Two foreigners and one Iranian national have also been arrested and handed to judiciary officials.

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.

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