Police bust over 750kg of opium in southeastern Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have busted a big haul of opium in Iranshahr, weighing over 750 kilograms.

Deputy Police Chief of Sistan and Baluchestan Province Second Brigadier General Ahmad Taheri made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that following the intelligence activities, the anti-narcotics police have been informed about the smuggling of a big consignment of narcotics by a drug trafficking gang to the province from southeast borders of Iran.

The forces engaged in an armed clash with the smugglers, during which 766kg of opium, along two AK47 rifles, were seized.

Two smugglers were killed during the operation, he added.

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 the deputy head of Iran's Police Brigadier General Ghasem Rezaei, a total of 400 tons of narcotics have been seized by police forces in Iran in the first 4 months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2020).

He noted that the figure indicates a 45% growth as compared to the last year’s corresponding period.

The commander said that the fight against drug trafficking is being also pursued vigorously this year.

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