Police seize 440 kg of narcotics in Yazd

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) – The police forces of Yazd province in central Iran have seized 440 kg of illicit drugs in three separate operations, according to the police commander.

Brigadier General Abbas Ali Behdani Fard, the Police commander of Yazd Province said on Saturday that police forces of the province have identified and confiscated 440 kilograms of opium in three separate operations.

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

Being a neighbor to the biggest producer of drugs in the world has caused the Islamic Republic of Iran to shoulder a heavy burden as one of the main routes for drug transport.

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. Despite high economic and human costs, the Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug trafficking over the past decades.

Iran has spent more than $700 million on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab, and Central Asian countries. The war on drug trade originating from some regional countries has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Iranian police officers over the past four decades.

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