Police seize over 1 ton of illicit drugs in S Iran

TEHRAN, Jun. 30 (MNA) – The police forces of Hormozgan Province, south of Iran have confiscated over 1 ton of narcotics in the past 48 hours, said the police commander.

Police Chief of Hormozgan Province Second Brigadier General Gholamreza Jafari announced on Monday that following comprehensive intelligence operations, 1087 kg of various illicit have been confiscated in a joint operation with anti-narcotics police forces of Fars, Kerman, and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces.

3 offenders have also been arrested and handed to the judiciary, he added.

The Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug trades originating from Afghanistan in the past four decades, despite its high economic and human costs. 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.

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.

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