Police dismantles six drug bands in Tehran

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – The Iranian police have smashed six drug bands in Tehran in the past three days, busting over 2,000 kilograms of different illicit drugs.

Tehran Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi broke the news on Monday, saying that 24 drug traffickers and 1,263 dealers were also detained during the police operations in the course of the past 72 hours.

Moreover, he added, 38 vehicles and motorcycles were confiscated by the police.

The police chief noted that 17 drug rings and around 17 tons of different drugs have been busted in Tehran since the beginning of the current year (March 20).

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