Iran police bust 500kg of opium in southeastern borders

TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – The police force of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province have seized 488 kilograms of opium in the southeastern borders.

Commander of Sistan and Baluchestan Border Guards Colonel Mohammad Mollashahi said on Sunday that following comprehensive intelligence operations, the anti-narcotics police force engaged in a fight against the smuggles who were trying to smuggle the opium consignment through the Mirjaveh borders.

The offenders, incapable of countering the guards, left their vehicles loaded with 488kg of opium and escaped through the borderlines.

The Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug-trafficking over the past three decades, despite its high economic and human costs. The war on drug trade originating from Afghanistan has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Iranian police officers over the past four decades. 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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